Isolated traumatic duodenal rupture due to bicycle handlebar injury in an adult patient

An Yi Wang, Tzu Hsin Lin, Shyr Chyr Chen

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Abstract

Because of the well-developed abdominal musculature, the possibility of injury of the retroperitoneal organs such as the duodenum is not as high as that in children. Adult cases of isolated traumatic duodenal rupture caused by bicycle handlebar injury are extremely rare. We report a patient who experienced persistent abdominal pain after having a bicycle handlebar injury. Since the injury is hard to identify, abdominal computed tomography is performed to confirm the diagnosis. We also present a management flow chart to help physicians managing handlebar injuries in adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-117
Number of pages5
JournalHong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Nonpenetrating Wounds
Traffic Accidents
Rupture
Wounds and Injuries
Duodenum
Abdominal Pain
Tomography
Physicians

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Blunt injury
  • Computed tomography
  • Small intestine injuries
  • Traffic accident

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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Isolated traumatic duodenal rupture due to bicycle handlebar injury in an adult patient. / Wang, An Yi; Lin, Tzu Hsin; Chen, Shyr Chyr.

In: Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.01.2015, p. 113-117.

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