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