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Isolated duodenal rupture due to blunt abdominal trauma

Atilla Celik, Ediz Altinli, Ender Onur, Aziz Sumer, Neset Koksal

Keywords : Blunt duodenal injury, duodenal trauma, blunt abdominal trauma.

Citation Information : Celik A, Altinli E, Onur E, Sumer A, Koksal N. Isolated duodenal rupture due to blunt abdominal trauma. Indian J Crit Care Med 2006; 10 (1):44-46.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.24690

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2006; The Author(s).


Duodenal rupture following blunt abdominal trauma is rare and it usually seen with other abdominal organ injuries. It represents approximately 2% to 20% of patients with blunt abdominal injury and often occurs after blows to the upper abdomen, or abdominal compression from high-riding seat belts. Two cases of blunt duodenal rupture successfully treated surgically, are presented with their preoperative diagnosis and final out comes.

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