Traumatic transection of the ileum in a neonate: Case Report (With review of the literature)

  • AE Archibong Department of Surgery, College Of Medical Sciences, University Of Calabar, Calabar – Nigeria
  • JJ Udo Department of Paediatrics, College Of Medical Sciences, University Of Calabar, Calabar – Nigeria
  • G Ebughe Department of Anaesthesiology, College Of Medical Sciences, University Of Calabar, Calabar – Nigeria
  • SG Akpan
  • AI Eshiet College Of Medical Sciences, University Of Calabar, Calabar – Nigeria
Keywords: Trauma, Ileum, transection

Abstract

Paediatric abdominal injury especially in the neonatal period is rarely seen in paediatric surgical practice. The home environment in a typical African setting is comparatively safe as adult and specially paid individual take care of the young ones. This case of abdominal trauma with transection of the ileum is therefore a rare occurrence.

KEYWORDS : Trauma, Ileum, transection.

Global Jnl Medical Sciences Vol.2(2) 2003: 187-188

Author Biography

SG Akpan
College Of Medical Sciences, University Of Calabar, Calabar – Nigeria
Published
2004-05-21
Section
Articles

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