Lesiones duodenales secundarias a traumatismo: Revisión de la literatura

Translated title of the contribution: Duodenal injuries due to trauma: Review of the literature

Esther García Santos, Ana Soto Sánchez, Juan M. Verde, Corrado P. Marini, Juan A. Asensio, Patrizio Petrone

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Duodenal injuries constitute a challenge to the Trauma Surgeon, mainly due to their retroperitoneal location. When identified, they present associated with other abdominal injuries. Consequently, they have an increased morbidity and mortality. At best estimates, duodenal lesions occur in 4.3% of all patients with abdominal injuries, ranging from 3.7% to 5%, and because of their anatomical proximity to other organs, they are rarely an isolated injury. The aim of this paper is to present a concise description of the anatomy, diagnosis, surgical management and treatment of complications of duodenal trauma, and an analysis of complications and mortality rates of duodenal injuries based on a 46-year review of the literature.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)68-74
Number of pages7
JournalCirugia Espanola
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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García Santos, E., Soto Sánchez, A., Verde, J. M., Marini, C. P., Asensio, J. A., & Petrone, P. (2015). Lesiones duodenales secundarias a traumatismo: Revisión de la literatura. Cirugia Espanola, 93(2), 68-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ciresp.2014.08.004