Appendiceal transection associated with seat belt restraint

Abstract

The seat belt is designed for safety in a motor vehicle and should be worn to prevent severe injuries. But, the seat belt itself can be an injury factor in combination with deceleration forces applied to fixation points of mobile viscera. Here, we present a 23-year-man with traumatic transection of the appendix, highly mobile viscera, following seat belt injury.

DOI: 10.4174/astr.2016.91.2.93

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@inproceedings{Go2016AppendicealTA, title={Appendiceal transection associated with seat belt restraint}, author={Seung Je Go and Young Hoon Sul and Jin Bong Ye and Joong Suck Kim}, booktitle={Annals of surgical treatment and research}, year={2016} }