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

  • Y Squires University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • G L Laing University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • J L Bruce University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • G V Oosthuizen University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • D L Clarke University of KwaZulu-Natal

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.

Author Biographies

Y Squires, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service
Department of Surgery
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine
University of KwaZulu-Natal
G L Laing, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service
Department of Surgery
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine
University of KwaZulu-Natal
J L Bruce, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service
Department of Surgery
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine
University of KwaZulu-Natal
G V Oosthuizen, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service
Department of Surgery
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine
University of KwaZulu-Natal
D L Clarke, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service
Department of Surgery
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Published
2016-11-22
How to Cite
Squires, Y., Laing, G., Bruce, J., Oosthuizen, G., & Clarke, D. (2016). A case of selective non-operative management of penetrating gunshot wound injury of the liver and kidney in a pregnant patient. South African Journal of Surgery, 53(3&4), 67-70. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/2243
Section
Case Reports