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Extra-peritoneal rectal perforation caused by water jet: a case report and literature review.
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PMID:  20711681     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
INTRODUCTION: The use of motorised watercrafts has been increasing steadily over the past few years, and consequently, also injuries secondary to the use of these watercrafts [1].
METHOD: This is a case presentation and review of literature. We present a case of isolated extraperitoneal rectal perforation secondary to hydrostatic pressure sustained. Both PubMed and Web of Science were searched using the following keywords: rectal perforations; intra-peritoneal; extra-peritoneal; motorised watercraft; and Jet Ski.
RESULTS: We found two similar rectal injuries caused by motorised watercrafts, but both were intraperitoneal rectal perforations. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of extra-peritoneal rectal perforation after falling off a motorised watercraft. On the other hand, vaginal perforation after such a trauma is well documented in many series.
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION: Though there injuries are not very common, they can be life-threatening. Simple measures like wearing protective garments might be enough to prevent them. Complete defunctioning colostomy is better in these cases than partially defunctioning colostomy.
Y Al-Habbal; R Brouwer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish journal of medical science     Volume:  181     ISSN:  1863-4362     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806864     Medline TA:  Ir J Med Sci     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Level 8 Lance Townsend Building, 145 Studley Rd, Heidelberg, VIC, 3084, Australia,
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