Delayed presentation with sigmoid perforation: a gut feeling that something is wrong


  • Claire P. McElhatton Department of Surgery, The Mater Hospital Brisbane, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Trent Cross Department of Surgery, The Mater Hospital Brisbane, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia



BAT, Colonic perforation, Non-operative management


Blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) resulting in delayed colonic perforation is uncommon, even more so in the case of an isolated injury. This case report describes a presentation with a contained sigmoid perforation six days after low impact BAT which was managed non-operatively.


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