Sigmoid colon injury due to blunt abdominal trauma. A case report

Ceci, Fabrizio and Picchio, Marcello and Corelli, Sergio and Gammardella, Pietro and Santilli, M. and Stannitti, F. and Rebonato, Alberto (2006) Sigmoid colon injury due to blunt abdominal trauma. A case report. Il giornale di chirurgia, 27 (6-7). pp. 259-261. ISSN 1971-145x

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We present a case of sigmoid colon injury after blunt abdominal trauma. The patient was submitted to sigmoid resection with primary end-to-end colo-colic anastomosis. He died 22 days after operation with septic shock and acute respiratory failure. Post-mortem examination showed left lung generalized pneumonia with no signs of intra-abdominal pathology; colo-colic anastomosis was intact. We reviewed the literature about the management of this rare trauma.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abdominal trauma, Colon injury, Colon surgery; Trauma addominale, Lacerazione del colon, Chirurgia del colon
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 15:13
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2013 15:13

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