Case 38-1984: Traumatic Hemorrhage of the Adrenal Gland

Juan G. Rodriguez, Richard W. Sattin, Gordon S. Smith, David J. Kreis, Gerardo A. Gomez, Peter Washburn, Eugene Tinelli, Robert E. Scully, Charles J. Mccabe, Robert R. Young

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To the Editor: The clinicopathological exercise in the September 20 issue, entitled “Hypertension and an Adrenal Mass after a Vehicular Accident,” 1 neglects essential elements of the case. By using the word “accident,” the authors imply that the patient's injury was random, unpredictable, unpreventable, and preordained. Was this motor-vehicle crash, which occurred around midnight, truly an accident? The patient, a 24-year-old intoxicated man (blood alcohol concentration, 353 mg per 100 ml), was at a particularly high risk of serious or fatal injury. Persons 15 to 24 years old have a much higher rate of injury from motor-vehicle crashes than do those…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-125
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 10 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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