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Home > Images > Abdominal Trauma > Large Abdominal laceration by a sharp weapon

Dr D Allard, Trauma Surgeon, GF Jooste hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

This patient had a large abdominal laceration caused by an African sword (A Panga) with extensive evisceration and multiple lacerations. Initial damage control surgery was performed and a re-look required for muscle bleeding. He unfortunately did not survive his wounds. He was part of our 3% mortality in the 107 trauma laparotomies for stab wound in 2010.

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