Coeliac axis dissection secondary to blunt abdominal trauma: A case report and review of the literature

Academic Article


  • Coeliac axis dissection as a result of blunt abdominal trauma is rare. This case report describes a 31-year-old male who after losing control of his motorbike sustained a coeliac axis dissection diagnosed on initial trauma pan-CT. This was managed non-operatively. In the context of blunt trauma, coeliac axis dissection is a marker of significant injury and is rarely found in isolation. The diagnosis of these injuries requires a high index of suspicion. Successful management needs to be tailored to each patient individually, though many can be managed non-operatively. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
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  • Brown CW; Cooper JG; Denison AR; Jansen JO
  • Start Page

  • 19
  • End Page

  • 21
  • Volume

  • 45
  • Issue

  • 3