Traumatic ventral abdominal hernia associated with small bowel gangrene: Case report

Inderbir S. Gill, Boulos Toursarkissian, Steven B. Johnson, Paul A. Kearney

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A rare case is presented of traumatic subcutaneous rupture of the rectus abdominis with ventral herniation and decollement of the jejunum and transverse colon. Irreversible ischemia of the small bowel had occurred following a large mesenteric avulsion. Computed tomographic scanning detected the pariet al defect and identified the herniating viscera.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-147
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1993
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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