Double jeopardy avoided by thorough investigation

Keywords: liver injury, double jeopardy, penetrating injury

Abstract

Penetrating junctional torso trauma with multiple and complex injuries presents the clinician with many investigational and management decisions.1-3 This situation has been termed double jeopardy in the literature.4-6 The management of this multiple gunshot victim’s injuries – massive haemothorax and severe liver and kidney injuries – describes how this pathway can be negotiated with a successful outcome.6

Author Biographies

J J P Buitendag, Stellenbosch University

Department of Surgery, Tygerberg Hospital, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

J Fichardt, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Department of Surgery, Ngwelezana Hospital, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

D L Clarke, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Department of Surgery, Pietermaritzburg Hospital Complex, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Published
2022-04-11
How to Cite
Buitendag, J., Fichardt, J., & Clarke, D. (2022). Double jeopardy avoided by thorough investigation. South African Journal of Surgery, 60(1), 59-61. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/3386
Section
Case Reports