Endovascular treatment of massive retroperitoneal haemorrhage due to inferior adrenal artery injury - A case report


Dinc H. , SIMSEK A. , OZYAVUZ R. , OZGUR G., GUMELE H.

ACTA RADIOLOGICA, vol.43, no.3, pp.326-328, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1034/j.1600-0455.2002.430316.x
  • Title of Journal : ACTA RADIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.326-328

Abstract

Massive retroperitoneal haemorrhage because of adrenal bleeding following blunt trauma is a rare entity. We describe a 23-year-old woman with massive retroperitoneal haemorrhage as a result of inferior adrenal artery (IAA) disruption following a car accident. Superselective transcatheter embolization of the IAA using polyvinyl alcohol particles was performed successfully to control haemorrhage. To our knowledge, this is the second report of massive retroperitoneal haemorrhage caused by IAA disruption successfully treated by transcatheter embolization.