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J Trauma Inj. 2014 Dec;27(4):211-214. Korean. Case Report.
Kyoung KH , Kim MJ , Choi BH , Hong JS , Hong ES .
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Regional Trauma Center, Ulsan University Hospital, Ulsan, Korea. skdosada@uuh.ulsan.kr
Abstract

A 34-year-old woman experienced a sudden cardiac arrest after complaining of abdominal pain. The cause of that serious event was a hidden hemorrhagic shock. On computed tomography of her pelvic area, we found that her left common iliac artery had been ruptured. No bone fractures were observed. Her angiography showed neither atherosclerosis nor an aneurysm of the artery. Because spontaneous ruptures of the common iliac artery are rare, we suspected, based on her husband's statement, that a hidden blunt trauma to the artery had occurred via an endo-vaginal route due to dildo masturbation. Unfortunately, she died without recovery, in spite of our having controlled the bleeding by using an angiographic endovascular stent-graft.

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