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

  • G L Laing Grey’s Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • F Ghimenton Grey’s Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • D L Clarke Grey’s Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Keywords: Damage control, Duodenal injury, Metabolic acidosis

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.

Author Biography

G L Laing, Grey’s Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
FCS(SA)
Published
2013-07-31
How to Cite
Laing, G., Ghimenton, F., & Clarke, D. (2013). A paediatric case of AAST grade IV duodenal injury with application of damage control surgery. South African Journal of Surgery, 51(3), 111-112. https://doi.org/10.7196/sajs.1785
Section
Case Reports