Abdomen, Emergency, Trauma, CT, Diagnostic procedure, Blood, Haemorrhage
F. Grilo, D. M. R. Barros, A. C. G. Costa, F. Vilaverde
Hemoperitoneum consists of intra-abdominal bleeding and is usually associated with urgent conditions. The main bleeding sources can be divided into two main groups: traumatic with solid organ injury and nontraumatic. In the nontraumatic group, the main etiologies can be divided into tumor-associated hemorrhage, gynecologic conditions, vascular lesions and iatrogenic injuries.
Due to the rapid acquisition time and wide availability, Computed Tomography (CT) assumes a key role in identifying the cause and extent of the hemorrhage.