Evisceration of small bowel

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Stabbing (knife) wound to the abdomen.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

There is evisceration of small intestine through the left lateral abdominal wall. In addition, there is a left retroperitoneal hematoma, which exerts mass effect displacing the left kidney cranially.

Case Discussion

Evisceration of bowel following a stab wound from a knife. Evisceration is the extrusion of abdominal contents secondary to penetrating abdominal trauma.

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Case information

rID: 28803
Published: 13th Apr 2014
Last edited: 3rd Apr 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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