Arterial contrast extravasation in severe seat belt-related female breast trauma on CT: Conservative management at a level 1 trauma centre

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Abstract

Seat belt-related female breast trauma (SFBT) is an uncommon cause of haemorrhage following motor vehicle collision. Classification systems have been used to grade the severity of SFBT, ranging from mild class I to severe class IV injuries with evidence of active haemorrhage. In the case of class IV injuries, contrast extravasation represents active haemorrhage, prompting angiographic embolisation or surgery to arrest the bleed. Contrary to the majority of reports published in the literature, our institution has been successful with conservative management of class IV SFBT. None of the patients required specific intervention to control haemorrhage from SFBT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-240
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Volume64
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020

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