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Un-lucky back pain

Author: BuMin Kong, MD; Susie Lee, BA
Peer-Reviewer: Mark Hopkins, MD
Final Editor: Alex Tomesch, MD

A 35 year old male is BIBA after MVA. The patient was wearing a lap belt without a shoulder harness and is now complaining of abdominal and back pain. Physical exam shows an abdominal seatbelt sign with pain in the abdomen and upper lumbar spine. CT is shown below.

Image 1: Case  of Dr Gagandeep Singh,, rID: 7770



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