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Delayed presentation of colonic impalement injury by picture frame glass fragment treated using hand-assisted laparoscopic colectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19098674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a case of impalement injury with delayed presentation. A 60-year-old man experienced a traumatic injury after a fall on top of a broken picture frame, which caused a small laceration to his left upper abdominal wall. Sixteen months after the injury, he developed a tender left abdominal wall and lower abdominal cramping pain. Colonoscopy identified a shard of glass in the left colon. The glass presumably impaled his abdominal wall as a result of his previous traumatic injury and migrated to the left colon. Laparoscopic surgery was used to safely and efficiently remove the impaled glass shard and affected portion of colon. Such a case has never been reported.
David L Crawford; Wendy B McVay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1534-4908     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-22     Completed Date:  2009-03-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888751     Medline TA:  Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  619-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Peoria Surgical Group Ltd, Peoria, IL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Injuries / diagnosis,  surgery*
Colectomy / methods
Colon / injuries*,  surgery
Foreign-Body Migration / diagnosis,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Wounds, Penetrating / diagnosis,  surgery*

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