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South African Journal of Surgery

On-line version ISSN 2078-5151
Print version ISSN 0038-2361

Abstract

LAING, G L; GHIMENTON, F  and  CLARKE, D L. A paediatric case of AAST grade IV duodenal injury with application of damage control surgery. S. Afr. j. surg. [online]. 2013, vol.51, n.3, pp.111-112. ISSN 2078-5151.

Isolated severe blunt duodenal injuries are rare. We present an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma grade IV duodenal injury in a paediatric patient. The strategic use of damage control surgical principles, involving an initial abbreviated laparotomy followed by a delayed reconstruction, resulted in a successful outcome.

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