A case of selective non-operative management of penetrating gunshot wound injury of the liver and kidney in a pregnant patient

Y Squires, G L Laing, J L Bruce, G V Oosthuizen, D L Clarke

Abstract


This case report focuses on the application of selective non operative management (SNOM) of penetrating abdominal trauma in a complex patient who was also pregnant at the time of injury. It goes on to contextualize SNOM in terms of its historical evolution as a strategy in South Africa and its appropriate safe application in the pregnant patient.


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

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