South African Journal of Surgery
On-line version ISSN 2078-5151
Print version ISSN 0038-2361
SQUIRES, Y et al. A case of selective non-operative management of penetrating gunshot wound injury of the liver and kidney in a pregnant patient. S. Afr. j. surg. [online]. 2015, vol.53, n.3-4, pp.1-3. ISSN 2078-5151.
This case report focuses on the application of selective non operative management (SNOM) of penetrating abdominal trauma in a complex patient who was also pregnant at the time of injury. It goes on to contextualize SNOM in terms of its historical evolution as a strategy in South Africa and its appropriate safe application in the pregnant patient.