[Traumatic amputation of the lower limb and traumatic hemipelvectomy. Report of 2 cases in children and review of the literature].

@article{Glorion1993TraumaticAO,
  title={[Traumatic amputation of the lower limb and traumatic hemipelvectomy. Report of 2 cases in children and review of the literature].},
  author={Christophe Glorion and S el Helou and St{\'e}phen Lortat-Jacob and Yann R{\'e}villon and Madeleine Vincent and Pierre Rigault},
  journal={Revue de chirurgie orthopedique et reparatrice de l'appareil moteur},
  year={1993},
  volume={79 8},
  pages={670-6}
}
Traumatic hemipelvectomy is rarely observed, mostly because very few patients survive the initial trauma. We describe 2 cases of children who survived this trauma. The first was a 12 year-old boy who accidentally fell between a metro train and the platform. He had a severe open trauma of the pelvis with important hemorrhage. After a first operation to stop hemorrhage and do a cystotomy and a colostomy, ischemia of the lower limb led to an inter-ilio-abdominal amputation. Two months were… CONTINUE READING