Intra-abdominal Hypertension

  • Amir H. Davarpanah
  • Syed A. Jamal Bokhari
  • Lewis J. Kaplan


Intra-abdominal hypertension is potentially fatal if left untreated. Although the imaging features of this entity are nonspecific, knowledge of the typical radiologic manifestations in combination with the appropriate clinical indicators, often enables recognizing the possibility of increased intra-abdominal pressure and expedite lifesaving decompression.


Inferior Vena Cava Intraabdominal Pressure Gaseous Distension Intraabdominal Hypertension Emergency General Surgery 

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© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Amir H. Davarpanah
    • 1
  • Syed A. Jamal Bokhari
    • 2
  • Lewis J. Kaplan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyYale School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Department of Surgery/Surgical Services, Surgical Critical CarePhiladelphia VAMC, Perelman School of Medicine University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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