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Vol. 95. Issue 7.
Pages 403 (August - September 2017)
Vol. 95. Issue 7.
Pages 403 (August - September 2017)
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DOI: 10.1016/j.cireng.2017.09.003
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Exploratory Laparoscopy in Polytrauma: Knife Extraction
Laparoscopia exploradora en politraumatizados: extracción de arma blanca
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José David Romero Gallego
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, José Miguel Ramos Durán, Manuel Jesús Saavedra Chacón, Antonia Sonia Salas Díaz
Cirugía General y del Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Punta de Europa, Área de Gestión Sanitaria Campo de Gibraltar (ASGSCG), Algeciras, Cádiz, Spain
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The patient is an 86-year-old male who was brought to the emergency room for a self-inflicted stab wound. He presented a revised trauma score of 12 points. After primary and secondary examination, and given his hemodynamic stability, a CT scan was done (Fig. 1A), which showed a 22cm knife situated in the left hypochondrium, piercing the omentum. However, we observed no injuries to adjacent organs, pneumoperitoneum or hemoperitoneum. Urgent laparoscopy was indicated, which allowed a safe extraction of the knife (Fig. 1B) and meticulous revision of the abdominal cavity, where no injuries were detected. Exploratory laparoscopy is a tool to consider in hemodynamically stable patients with stab wounds.

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Please cite this article as: Romero Gallego JD, Ramos Durán JM, Saavedra Chacón MJ, Salas Díaz AS. Laparoscopia exploradora en politraumatizados: extracción de arma blanca. Cir Esp. 2017;95:403.

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