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Home > Images > Small Bowel Mesenteric Tear - Blunt Trauma

Dr. Nedal Matar - Dr. Ahmed Abanamy Hospital - Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

An Acute abdomen after a motor vehicle crash causing a haemoperitoneum. The patient was initially admitted for observation, but developed signs of peritonitis after 12 hours. The patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy, an ileal mesenteric tear was seen at about 40 cm from the ileo-caecal junction. The bowel loop was viable and therefore a simple repair performed.

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