Traumatismos duodenales: Lesiones complejas

Translated title of the contribution: Duodenal trauma: Complex injuries

Juan A. Asensio, Walter Martín, Patrizio Petrone, Gustavo Roldán, Marcela Pardo, Juan Carlos García, Gloria O'Shanahan, Tamer Karsidag, Rattaplee Pak-art, Eric Kuncir

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Traumatic duodenal lesions are infrequent, representing approximately 4% of abdominal lesions. However, these injuries produce considerable morbidity and mortality and consequently early identification and treatment are essential.This study aims to present a concise description of the historical perspective and anatomy of the duodenum. The latter is of special interest in the classification and management of duodenal lesions. In addition, we describe the diagnostic methods available for the evaluation of duodenal trauma and the importance of broad knowledge of the most commonly used surgical techniques. Finally, based on an extensive review of the current literature, we provide an indepth analysis of the range of morbidity and mortality of these lesions and describe our experience in the management of this type of injury in a level I urban trauma center.

Translated title of the contributionDuodenal trauma: Complex injuries
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)308-315
Number of pages8
JournalCirugia Espanola
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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