A paediatric case of AAST grade IV duodenal injury with application of damage control surgery

G L Laing, F Ghimenton, D L Clarke

Abstract


Isolated severe blunt duodenal injuries are rare. We present an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma grade IV duodenal injury in a paediatric patient. The strategic use of damage control surgical principles, involving an initial abbreviated laparotomy followed by a delayed reconstruction, resulted in a successful outcome.


Keywords


Damage control; Duodenal injury; Metabolic acidosis

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South African Journal of Surgery | Online ISSN: 2078-5151 | Print ISSN: 0038-2361 | Medpharm Publications

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