KOMPLETTER DUNNDARMSEGMENTAUSRISS NACH STUMPFEM BAUCHTRAUMA BEI SEAT-BELT-SYNDROM

Translated title of the contribution: Complete disruption of the small intestine by seat belt injury

F. Richter, F. Safi

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Abstract

The typical injury patterns for blunt abdominal trauma concern lesions of parenchymal organs. With the compulsory introduction of seat belts for car drivers the incidence of severe head injuries decreased, but new injury patterns occurred - especially lesions of the gastrointestinal tract. They are observed in up to 67% of all abdominal injuries connected with seat belts resulting in the designation 'seat-belt-syndrome'. The case of a 51-year old female patient with blunt abdominal trauma after crash injury with a car is reported. The blunt abdominal trauma caused a complete disruption of an 8 cm long segment of the small bowel with intact spleen and liver and multiple rib fractures on the left side.

Translated title of the contributionComplete disruption of the small intestine by seat belt injury
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)153-155
Number of pages3
JournalAktuelle Chirurgie
Volume30
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • blunt abdominal trauma
  • seat-belt injury
  • small bowel injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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