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Small bowel perforation after low-velocity trauma: a case report

Stefanie Sinz, L Benigno, Marcel Zadnikar & Magdalena Biraima

abstract We report the case of a 63-year-old patient with a low-velocity abdominal trauma and bowel perforation. The patient slipped on a wet floor and fell down the stairs. On admission, the patient complained about abdominal pain. A computed tomography scan showed traumatic hematoma of the jejunum in the left upper quadrant and a small amount of intra-abdominal air. Also rib fractures on the left side were diagnosed. We performed a diagnostic laparoscopy and found a bowel perforation, which was manually repaired.
citation Sinz S, Benigno L, Zadnikar M, Biraima M. Small bowel perforation after low-velocity trauma: a case report. J Surg Case Rep 2021; 2021:rjab095.
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 19-4-2021
journal title J Surg Case Rep (2021/4)
ISSN print 2042-8812
pages rjab095
PubMed 33897998
DOI 10.1093/jscr/rjab095
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