Posttraumatic small bowel entrapment after fractures of the superior and inferior pubic rami in a 100 year old female patient
R Mazzucchelli, B Peter Hauser & C Meier
A posttraumatic small bowel obstruction due to bowel entrapment in a pelvic fracture is a rare but severe complication if not detected and managed on time. The first recognized case of bowel entrapment in a pelvic fracture was reported in 1907. A rewiev of the literature shows 22 cases of intestinal entrapments or herniations associated with pelvic fractures. Twenty of these cases have been recorded after acetabular, sacral and iliac wing fractures due to blunt high-energy trauma. Only 2 cases of entrapment after fractures of the pubic ramus have been reported in the literature so far. It appears that we had the opportunity to observe the third case of its kind of this rare complication, this time after what is considered to be a common, low-energy injury in an elderly patient.
|citation||mazzucchelli r, Peter Hauser B, & Meier C (2013). Posttraumatic small bowel entrapment after fractures of the superior and inferior pubic rami in a 100 year old female patient. In (pp. 1): -.|
|type||conference paper/poster (English)|
|name of conference||SGC Kongress (Bern)|
|date of conference||13-6-2013|