Akut abdominal kompartman sendromuna yol açan gecikmiş retroperitoneal kanama: Olgu sunumu

Translated title of the contribution: Delayed retroperitoneal bleeding causing acute abdominal compartment syndrome: Case report

Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Ali Jawas, Mustafa Boraie, Misbah U. Ahmed

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Delayed acute abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) due to retroperitoneal bleeding is rare. Herein, we report the clinical management of such a rare case. A 46-year-old male who fell from a height of 12 meters was admitted to Al-Ain Hospital. He was hemodynamically stable. His abdomen was soft and not distended. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) was normal on admission. On day 7, the patient tolerated enteral feeding. On day 15, he became suddenly hypotensive. CT of the abdomen showed a large retroperitoneal hematoma compressing the inferior vena cava (IVC) associated with contrast blush indicating active bleeding. The abdomen became distended and tense. The patient developed respiratory failure and severe acidosis, increased airway pressure and reduced urine output. A clinical diagnosis of ACS was made. There was dramatic improvement in the hemodynamic and respiratory function directly after laparotomy. Exploration of the retroperitoneal hematoma showed an actively bleeding ligated ileocolic vessel. The abdomen was temporarily closed using saline IV bags sandwiched between two layers of Steri-Drape. The abdomen was closed primarily on day 6. The patient was discharged home on day 50. Life-threatening delayed retroperitoneal bleeding may occur suddenly two weeks after trauma causing ACS.

Translated title of the contributionDelayed retroperitoneal bleeding causing acute abdominal compartment syndrome: Case report
Original languageTurkish
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalUlusal Travma ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Abdominal compartment syndrome
  • Bleeding
  • Retroperitoneal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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