Luis Filipe Pinheiro
Hospital S. Teotónio - VISEU
This patient has sustained a gunshot wound in the LUQ. Transfered imediately to the OR, a xiphopuibic laparotomy with extention to the RUQ was done. He had a blasted liver (Grade V lesion) as the only intrabdominal lesion. No other visceral injuries! The patient died on table from exanguination.
SURGEONJAMALI, October 14, 2008
WHAT SHOULD BE DONE IN THESE CAASES AS PROGNOSIS IS GLOOMY. I THINK DCL DAMAGE CNTROLL LAPAROM IS ANSWER. WHAT OU DID IN THIS CASE
Luis Pinheiro, Viseu - Portugal, October 15, 2008
Thanks! I just verified that this lesion was not repairable. I think there is no control for such damage.
robertdr, October 18, 2008
I am quite sure the IVC was also severely damaged as well.
Luis Pinheiro, Viseu - Portugal, October 18, 2008
Bingo! Yes, it was!
Sanguis, May 13, 2010
I’d like to know the Caliber of the Gun.
Luis Pinheiro, Viseu - Portugal, May 13, 2010
Sorry. By mistake I wrote “gunshot”.It was nor a gunshot but a shotgun 12 gauge, usually used in Portugal for hunting. Thanks for your interest.