John R. Gaughen, Jr., M.D.

August 09, 2005


19 year-old male presents with trauma following a motor vehicle collision. The patient is hemodynamically stable at the time of presentation and remains stable throughout his hospital course. The first CT image is from the initial abdominal CT performed at the time of presentation. The second CT image is from an abdominal CT performed on hospital day #6 for abdominal pain.

Which is the LEAST likely to be associated with failure of conservative management in blunt splenic injury?

  1. Active extravasation

  2. Pseudoaneurysm

  3. Arteriovenous fistula

  4. Transfusion requirement

  5. Infarction

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