n South African Journal of Surgery - A paediatric case of AAST grade IV duodenal injury with application of damage control surgery : case report
|Article Title||A paediatric case of AAST grade IV duodenal injury with application of damage control surgery : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Affiliations||1 Grey's Hospital, 2 Grey's Hospital and 3 Grey's Hospital|
|Publication Date||Aug 2013|
|Pages||111 - 112|
Isolated severe blunt duodenal injuries are rare. We present an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma grade IV duodenal injury in a paediatric patient. The strategic use of damage control surgical principles, involving an initial abbreviated laparotomy followed by a delayed reconstruction, resulted in a successful outcome.
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