MDCT of abdominopelvic oncologic emergencies

Sree Harsha Tirumani, Vijayanadh Ojili, Gowthaman Gunabushanam, Kedar N. Chintapalli, John G. Ryan, Caroline Reinhold

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Acute complications arising in abdominopelvic malignancies represent a unique subset of patients presenting to the emergency room. The acute presentation can be due to complications occurring in the tumor itself or visceral or vascular structures harboring the tumor. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is the investigation of choice in the workup of these patients and enables appropriate and timely management. Management of the complication depends primarily on the extent of the underlying malignancy and the involvement of other viscera. The purpose of this article is to depict the imaging features of these complications on MDCT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-252
Number of pages15
JournalCancer Imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013


  • Abdominopelvic malignancy
  • Acute abdomen
  • MDCT
  • Oncology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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