TITLE

Post-traumatic Subserosal Small Bowel Herniation Leading to Obstruction in a Child with Acute Spinal Cord Injury

AUTHOR(S)
Uecker, Nathaniel E.; O’Neill, Patrick; Agee, Neal; Kopelman, Tammy R.
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
European Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery;Dec2009, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p583
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The presentation of small bowel injury from lap belt use varies substantially, ranging from gross hemodynamic instability to insidious physiologic deterioration to simple failure of improvement. Rarely does small bowel injury manifest as an obstruction. This paper describes one such occurrence; in this case, herniation of intact mucosa/submucosa through a serosal tear caused a high-grade small bowel obstruction in a pediatric patient with an acute spinal cord injury and a virgin abdomen.
ACCESSION #
48464521

 

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