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Traumatic 'degloving' of the colon in blunt abdominal injury

Traumatic 'degloving' of the colon in blunt abdominal injury
Traumatic 'degloving' of the colon in blunt abdominal injury
We describe two cases of traumatic `degloving' of the colon in blunt abdominal trauma. This is an extremely rare injury with the potential to present late. The mechanism of injury appears to be a combination of focal blunt abdominal trauma associated with a shearing force. The potential diagnostic dilemma posed by colonic `degloving' is outlined and following review of the literature we conclude that CT scanning is the most reliable way of detecting such injuries, if emergency laparotomy is not indicated.
141-143
Armstrong, T.
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Blaquiere, R.M.
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Varshney, S.
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Primrose, J.N.
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Armstrong, T.
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Blaquiere, R.M.
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Varshney, S.
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Primrose, J.N.
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Armstrong, T., Blaquiere, R.M., Varshney, S. and Primrose, J.N. (2002) Traumatic 'degloving' of the colon in blunt abdominal injury. Colorectal Disease, 4 (2), 141-143. (doi:10.1046/j.1463-1318.2002.00321.x).

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We describe two cases of traumatic `degloving' of the colon in blunt abdominal trauma. This is an extremely rare injury with the potential to present late. The mechanism of injury appears to be a combination of focal blunt abdominal trauma associated with a shearing force. The potential diagnostic dilemma posed by colonic `degloving' is outlined and following review of the literature we conclude that CT scanning is the most reliable way of detecting such injuries, if emergency laparotomy is not indicated.

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Published date: 2002

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Local EPrints ID: 26204
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/26204
PURE UUID: b13c5640-86aa-4fd4-b0c4-17d311b103c0
ORCID for J.N. Primrose: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2069-7605

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Date deposited: 19 Apr 2006
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:19

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