We present a postoperative CT study of a case of blunt duodenal rupture. The findings of retroperitoneal extraluminal free air and free fluid that are caused by an inadvertent insertion of a femoral venous catheter simulate postoperative duodenal leak. The early recognition of this misplaced indwelling catheter by radiologists avoided an unneccessary reexploration.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Chinese Journal of Radiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
- catheters and catheterization, complications
- retroperitoneal space, CT
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging