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Case report of a traumatic abdominal wall hernia resulting from falling onto a flat surface.
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PMID:  21153955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
This article reports a case of high-energy type traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH) associated with multiple organ injuries including pelvic fractures, liver laceration and ascending colon perforation. The cause of the trauma was falling to the ground from a height of approximately 8 meters. Since the forces affecting the abdomen are unique when falling on a flat surface, the mechanism of defect may be different between a low-energy type handlebar hernia and high-energy type TAWH. Only a few cases of high-energy type TAWH exist in the literature, all reporting falling on or hitting an angled or curved material. To our knowledge, this is the only report of TAWH resulting from falling onto a flat surface. The diagnosis and management are summarized, the literature data are reviewed, and the mechanism of action is discussed.
Neslihan Yücel; Murat Yahya Uğraş; Burak Işık; Gökhan Turtay
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1306-696X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101274231     Medline TA:  Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg     Country:  Turkey    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  571-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, İnönü University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey.
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