Management of isolated duodenal rupture due to blunt abdominal trauma: case series and literature review

Celik A., Altinli E., Koksal N., Onur E., Sumer A., Uzun M. A., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.36, no.6, pp.573-578, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Duodenal injuries are uncommon and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality due to delayed diagnosis (in the case of blunt trauma) or associated major vascular injuries (in the case of penetrating trauma). Isolated blunt injuries may have a subtle clinical presentation, and are particularly difficult to diagnose when the perforation is located in the retroperitoneal part of the duodenum.