Lumbar arterial injury after trauma is a rare cause of significant retroperitoneal haemorrhage. Early diagnosis followed by endovascular transcatheter embolization is a very effective treatment to control bleeding in patients who do not respond to conservative management. We present a case of post traumatic avulsion of left fourth lumbar artery which was successfully treated with percutaneous transcatheter arterial embolization with glue.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
(2010). Post traumatic avulsion of lumbar artery: a rare cause of retroperitoneal haemorrhage treated by glue embolization. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 60(6), 487-9.
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