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Gastric perforation by dog bite

McSwain, Norman E nmcswai at tulane.edu
Mon May 23 17:07:04 BST 2011

I agree with the famous Dr Hardcastle
Norman McSwain, MD, FACS
Trauma Director, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center, ILH/MCLNO
Professor of Surgery, Tulane University
New Orleans LA
504 988 5111
norman.mcswain at tulane.edu <mailto:norman.mcswain at tulane.edu> 


From: trauma-list-bounces at trauma.org on behalf of Dr Timothy Hardcastle
Sent: Mon 5/23/2011 2:29 AM
To: Trauma-List [TRAUMA.ORG]
Subject: Re: Gastric perforation by dog bite


No, but would treat as any other penetrating bowel injury - if small
debride and suture.

Dr T C Hardcastle
M.B., Ch.B. (Stell); M. Med. (Chir) (Stell); FCS (SA)
Principal Specialist Trauma Surgeon /
Honorary Senior Lecturer UKZN Dept Surgery
Deputy Director - IALCH Trauma Service
Durban, South Africa
> Dear all
> We have an unusual case at our level II paediatric hospital which takes
> care of most major trauma paediatric patients in the city. A 3 y-o boy was
> accidentally involved in a street dog fight and received a bite in the
> epigasteoum region in the abdomen. He was brought in because omentum was
> out of the abdomen through the bite lesion. In laparotomy we found a
> gastric anterior fundus perforation, approximately 0.5 cm in diameter.
> We have searched indexed literature but have found no cases. Have you ever
> had one case like this one?
> Thanks in advance, greetings.
> Bruno Martinez-Leo, MD
> Paediatric surgery resident
> Mexico City

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