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Laparoscopy in Blunt Abdominal Trauma: Diaphragmatic and Bladder Lacerations Repair
Journal of Trauma and Injury 1999;():-
Published online September 4, 2019
© 2019 The Korean Society of Trauma.

Ruben Martins, M.D., Martins dos Santos, M.D., Tatiana Revez, M.D.

General Surgery Department, Faro Hospital, Algarve Hospital University Center, Faro, Portugal
Correspondence to: Ruben Martins, M.D. General Surgery Department, Faro Hospital, Algarve Hospital University Center, Rua Leão Penedo, Faro 8000-386, Portugal, Tel: +351-936-790-391, E-mail: rubenafpmartins@gmail.com
Received June 24, 2019; Revised August 2, 2019; Accepted August 2, 2019.
Abstract
The growing use of laparoscopy in elective surgery has led to its increase utilization in emergency surgery. However, the employment of laparoscopy in abdominal trauma is still unusual. Here in we report a case of a patient with blunt abdominal trauma that resulted in a combination of exceptional traumatic lesions, diaphragmatic and bladder lacerations. Both injuries were diagnosed and successfully resolved by laparoscopy. The report of this type of lesions and resolution is extremely rare, being this the second case described in the international literature. This article intends to show that laparoscopy may not only be used as a diagnostic tool, but also as a therapeutic instrument in selected cases of blunt abdominal trauma.
Keywords : Trauma; Laparoscopy; Diaphragm; Bladder


June 2019, 32 (2)
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