oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Nutrition management of a trauma patient with pneumatosis intestinalis : SASPEN case study

Volume 25, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



A 34-year-old man was admitted to the trauma unit after being involved in a motor vehicle accident, when the truck that he was driving overturned and entrapped him. Upon admission, the patient presented with blunt abdominal and chest trauma, a head injury and bilateral haemopneumothoraces. He was subsequently intubated and ventilated. The patient went into septic shock and required inotropic support.

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