Seatbelt Injury Causing Small Bowel Devascularisation: Case Series and Review of the Literature

@inproceedings{ODowd2011SeatbeltIC,
  title={Seatbelt Injury Causing Small Bowel Devascularisation: Case Series and Review of the Literature},
  author={Vincent O'Dowd and Christine Kiernan and Aoife J. Lowery and Waqar H Khan and Kevin M Barry},
  booktitle={Emergency medicine international},
  year={2011}
}
The use of seatbelts has increased significantly in the last twenty years, leading to a decrease in mortality from road traffic accidents (RTA). However, this increase in seatbelt use has also led to a change in the spectrum of injuries from RTA; abdominal injuries, particularly intestinal injuries have dramatically increased with the routine use of seatbelts. Such intestinal injuries frequently result from improper placement of the "lap belt". We present 3 cases in which passengers wearing a… CONTINUE READING

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