The importance of a multidisciplinary approach in a child with major abdominal penetrating trauma

Ottavio Adorisio, Antonio Elia, Enrico Pinzauti, Simone Pancani, Lorenzo Mirabile, Elena Lenares, Dante Alfredo Danti

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Abstract

We present a case of a 2-year-old girl who had a lawn mower accident with subtotal gut evisceration, multiple ischemic intestinal lesions, hepatic and gastric wounds, amputation of the left forearm, and hypovolemic shock. Prompt and adequate management was carried out in tertiary level institution, based upon quick evaluation of the lesions, fluid resuscitation, surgical repair, and postoperative admission to the pediatric intensive care unit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-36
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

Keywords

  • Evisceration
  • Forearm amputation
  • Penetrating trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nursing(all)

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