Common Iliac Vein Injury in Blunt Abdominal Trauma Without Pelvic Fractures
Riverside Community Hospital
iliac vein, trauma imaging, trauma, blunt trauma, pelvic fracture, iliac, lumbar hernia, hematoma, vascular trauma, case study
Emergency Medicine | Surgery | Trauma
Iliac vein injury in the absence of pelvic fractures is rare. We present the case of a 27-year-old male involved in a motorcycle crash. Imaging demonstrated a lumbar hernia and pelvic hematoma in the absence of pelvic fractures. The patient became unstable and required emergency surgery demonstrating an iliac vein injury requiring ligation. Diagnosis and management of this rare injury is reviewed.
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Sheets NW, Roderick O, Plurad DS. Common Iliac Vein Injury in Blunt Abdominal Trauma Without Pelvic Fractures. Cureus. 2021;13(4):e14401. doi:10.7759/cureus.14401