Laparoscopic drainage of an intramural duodenal haematoma: a novel technique and review of the literature

World J Emerg Surg. 2011 Dec 20;6(1):42. doi: 10.1186/1749-7922-6-42.


Intramural Duodenal Haematoma (IDH) is an uncommon complication of blunt abdominal trauma. IDH's are most often treated non-operatively. We describe laparoscopic treatment of an IDH after failed conservative management. To our knowledge, successful laparoscopic drainage of an IDH in an adult has not been described previously in the literature.