Surgical management of abdominal wall disruption after blunt trauma.

  title={Surgical management of abdominal wall disruption after blunt trauma.},
  author={Fred D. Brenneman and Bernard R. Boulanger and Oleh M Antonyshyn},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={39 3},
Abdominal wall disruption following blunt trauma is a rare but challenging injury, both in the acute and convalescent phases. The present report describes the recent experience with this injury at a single adult trauma center. In a 22-month period, nine patients with traumatic abdominal wall disruption were managed. Flank and anteroinferior abdominal wall defects were most common. Associated injuries included 6 patients with a pelvic fracture and 4 patients with rectosigmoid injuries. Immediate… CONTINUE READING


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