Case of the Month – February 2018
By Dr Matthew Bastian-Jordan
Young male presented with whipper snipper injury. Hit a rock. Penetrating injury?
CT upper abdomen and pelvis.
CT showed abdominal wall wound with free intraperitoneal gas and metallic foreign body.
Diagnostic laparoscopy has confirmed the metallic foreign body to have entered the abdomen and was lodged within a loop of small bowel requiring an enterotomy, removal and closure.
The patient was using metallic blades and hit a rock snapping the tip off and flying into his abdomen (he was not wearing a shirt!)