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Cir Esp. 2015 Feb;93(2):68-74. doi: 10.1016/j.ciresp.2014.08.004. Epub 2014 Oct 27.

Duodenal injuries due to trauma: Review of the literature.

[Article in English, Spanish]

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1
Division of Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center University Hospital, Valhalla, New York, EE. UU.
2
Division of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, EE. UU.
3
Division of Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center University Hospital, Valhalla, New York, EE. UU.. Electronic address: patrizio.petrone@gmail.com.

Abstract

Duodenal injuries constitute a challenge to the Trauma Surgeon, mainly due to their retroperitoneal location. When identified, they present associated with other abdominal injuries. Consequently, they have an increased morbidity and mortality. At best estimates, duodenal lesions occur in 4.3% of all patients with abdominal injuries, ranging from 3.7% to 5%, and because of their anatomical proximity to other organs, they are rarely an isolated injury. The aim of this paper is to present a concise description of the anatomy, diagnosis, surgical management and treatment of complications of duodenal trauma, and an analysis of complications and mortality rates of duodenal injuries based on a 46-year review of the literature.

KEYWORDS:

Diagnosis; Diagnóstico; Duodenal injuries; Lesiones duodenales; Tratamiento; Trauma; Traumatismo; Treatment

PMID:
25443151
DOI:
10.1016/j.ciresp.2014.08.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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