A case of traumatic isolated duodenal perforation due to blunt abdominal trauma

Authors

  • Waqar A. Ansari Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College and Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India
  • Deepak B. Gadekar Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College and Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India
  • Asif Ansari Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College and Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India
  • Ahana Ghosh Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College and Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India
  • Sumit Malgaonkar Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College and Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India
  • Aishwarya Swami Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College and Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20210949

Keywords:

Duodenal injury, Blunt trauma, Management

Abstract

Isolated duodenal injury following blunt abdominal trauma is a rare clinical entity and is often unnoticed leading to delay in management thereby increasing morbidity and mortality. We report a case of isolated duodenal perforation following blunt abdominal trauma and highlight the challenges and decision-making dilemmas associated with its management. The present patient had two perforations, one on the anterior and the other on the posterior wall of the duodenum. Complete duodenal mobilization during laparotomy and a decision of performing pyloric exclusion aided momentously in the management.

Author Biography

Deepak B. Gadekar, Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College and Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India

Department of General Surgery, Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai

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Published

2021-02-25

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