Evaluation of traumatic mesenteric hemorrhage in a hemophiliac with Tc-99m labeled red blood cell scintigraphy

J Trauma. 1986 Nov;26(11):1056-7. doi: 10.1097/00005373-198611000-00018.


A hemophiliac with a self-inflicted abdominal stab wound was evaluated with computerized tomography, ultrasound, and technetium-99m labeled red blood cell (Tc-99m RBC) imaging. A large intra-abdominal hematoma was best defined by CT and ultrasound; however, continued bleeding, indicating the need for emergency surgery, could only be demonstrated by radiolabeled red blood cell scintigraphy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Injuries / complications
  • Abdominal Injuries / diagnostic imaging*
  • Adult
  • Erythrocytes*
  • Hemophilia A / complications*
  • Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Technetium*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Wounds, Stab / complications


  • Technetium