Transfixion Abdominal Injury by Impalement on Wooden Bar, a Case Report
Advances in Surgical Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2016, Pages: 13-17
Received: May 2, 2016; Accepted: May 13, 2016; Published: May 27, 2016
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Oumar Taibata Balde, Department of Visceral Surgery, University Gamal Abdel Nasser of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea
Abdoulaye Korse Balde, Department of Visceral Surgery, University Gamal Abdel Nasser of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea
Amadou Dioulde Diallo, Department of Visceral Surgery, University Gamal Abdel Nasser of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea
Soriba Naby Camara, Department of Pancreatic Surgery, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Boubacar Diallo, Department of Visceral Surgery, University Gamal Abdel Nasser of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea
Aissatou Balde, Department of Visceral Surgery, University Gamal Abdel Nasser of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea
Alpha Kabinet Camara, Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Gamal Abdel Nasser of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea
Sneha Ballah, Department of Internal Medicine, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Ahmed Boubacar Barry, Department of Visceral Surgery, University Gamal Abdel Nasser of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea
Biro Diallo, Department of Visceral Surgery, University Gamal Abdel Nasser of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea
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Abstract
This study aims to evaluate the immediate post-operative results of this particular case report. Accidents at the workplace are frequent in Africa due to lack of adequate protective equipment. The traumatic injuries sustained can be potentially life-threatening. Impalement injuries related to these accidents are even more rarely encountered in surgical practice. We are reporting on a particular case of a 14-year old male patient who was admitted at the department of visceral surgery at the National Hospital of Donka, Conakry, Guinea, for emergency evaluation and treatment of a penetrating abdominal injury by impalement on a wooden bar that had occurred following a fall from a building at a construction site. The bar penetrated from the left flank and exited through the right flank, resulting in evisceration and incarceration of the small bowel. An emergency operation was performed to remove the foreign object and to reestablish anatomic continuity in the patient and resection of a 90cm-long necrotic segment of the terminal ileum.
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Penetrating, Abdominal Trauma, Transfixing, Impalement, Accident, Work
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Oumar Taibata Balde, Abdoulaye Korse Balde, Amadou Dioulde Diallo, Soriba Naby Camara, Boubacar Diallo, Aissatou Balde, Alpha Kabinet Camara, Sneha Ballah, Ahmed Boubacar Barry, Biro Diallo, Transfixion Abdominal Injury by Impalement on Wooden Bar, a Case Report, Advances in Surgical Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2016, pp. 13-17. doi: 10.11648/j.ass.20160403.12
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