Blunt traumatic abdominal wall disruption with evisceration

Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci. 2011 Jul;1(2):164-6. doi: 10.4103/2229-5151.84807.


Blunt traumatic abdominal wall disruptions associated with evisceration are very rare. The authors describe a case of traumatic abdominal wall disruption with bowel evisceration that occurred after a middle-aged woman sustained direct focal blunt force impact to the lower abdomen. Abdominal exploration and surgical repair of the abdominal wall defect were performed, with good clinical outcome. A brief overview of literature pertinent to this rare trauma scenario is presented.

Keywords: Blunt abdominal trauma; risk factors; traumatic abdominal wall herniation; traumatic evisceration.

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  • Case Reports