Hemoperitoneum Due to Penetrating Intercostal Artery Injury: A Case Report of a Rare and Still Understudied Entity

Authors

  • Maya Paran Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Ha-Shalom St. Hadera, Israel
  • Sivan Barkai 1. Surgical Division, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel, affiliated with Rappaport Medical School, Technion, Haifa, Israel.
  • Gerardo Camarillo 1. Surgical Division, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel, affiliated with Rappaport Medical School, Technion, Haifa, Israel
  • Boris Kessel Surgical Division, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel, affiliated with Rappaport Medical School, Technion, Haifa, Israel.
  • Alexander Korin Trauma Unit, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel, affiliated with Rappaport Medical School, Technion, Haifa, Israel.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26676/jevtm.v5i3.212

Keywords:

Intercostal artery, Penetrating injury, intraabdominal injury

Abstract

Intercostal artery injury may be life-threatening and usually presents as hemothorax. We report a unique case of penetrating injury, causing hemoperitoneum due to intercostal artery injury, without thoracic involvement. During urgent laparotomy, no intra-abdominal organ injury was found. Hemostasis was successfully achieved via suturing through an additional lateral 10cm incision through the left thorax.

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Published

2022-01-11

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Case Reports