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Title: Extra-peritoneal rectal perforation caused by water jet: a case report and literature review.
Austin Authors: Al-Habbal, Yahya;Brouwer, R
Department of Surgery, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Level 8 Lance Townsend Building, 145 Studley Rd, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
Issue Date: 14-Aug-2010
Publication information: Irish Journal of Medical Science 2010; 181(1): 127-9
Abstract: The use of motorised watercrafts has been increasing steadily over the past few years, and consequently, also injuries secondary to the use of these watercrafts [1].This is a case presentation and review of literature. We present a case of isolated extraperitoneal rectal perforation secondary to hydrostatic pressure sustained. Both PubMed and Web of Science were searched using the following keywords: rectal perforations; intra-peritoneal; extra-peritoneal; motorised watercraft; and Jet Ski.We found two similar rectal injuries caused by motorised watercrafts, but both were intraperitoneal rectal perforations. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of extra-peritoneal rectal perforation after falling off a motorised watercraft. On the other hand, vaginal perforation after such a trauma is well documented in many series.Though there injuries are not very common, they can be life-threatening. Simple measures like wearing protective garments might be enough to prevent them. Complete defunctioning colostomy is better in these cases than partially defunctioning colostomy.
Gov't Doc #: 20711681
DOI: 10.1007/s11845-010-0546-7
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Accidental Falls
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