Severe abdominal injuries sustained in an adult wearing a pelvic seatbelt: a case report and review of the literature.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136775
Title:
Severe abdominal injuries sustained in an adult wearing a pelvic seatbelt: a case report and review of the literature.
Authors:
O'Kelly, F; O'Brien, G C; Broe, P J
Affiliation:
Department of Academic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Severe abdominal injuries sustained in an adult wearing a pelvic seatbelt: a case report and review of the literature. 2008, 177 (4):385-7 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Dec-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136775
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-008-0215-2
PubMed ID:
18820990
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18820990
Abstract:
In automobile accidents, the "seatbelt syndrome" (SBS) consists of a constellation of injuries, predominantly involving thoraco-lumbar vertebral fractures and intraabdominal organ injury. A recent amendment to Irish legislation has made the wearing of seatbelts mandatory for all rear seated passengers in an effort to protect children. Whilst rear seatbelts result in a significant reduction in morbidity and mortality following road traffic accidents (RTA), we present a case in which the rear lap seatbelt caused severe abdominal injuries. It is evident that the current rear seat lapbelt system is an inferior design associated with a significant morbidity and mortality when compared to three-point harness system and consideration should be given to replacing them in all motor vehicles.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Abdominal Injuries; Accidents, Traffic; Anastomosis, Surgical; Automobiles; Colon, Sigmoid; Humans; Injury Severity Score; Intestinal Perforation; Jejunum; Pelvis; Safety; Seat Belts; Syndrome
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Kelly, Fen
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, G Cen
dc.contributor.authorBroe, P Jen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-25T08:33:22Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-25T08:33:22Z-
dc.date.issued2008-12-
dc.identifier.citationSevere abdominal injuries sustained in an adult wearing a pelvic seatbelt: a case report and review of the literature. 2008, 177 (4):385-7 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid18820990-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-008-0215-2-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/136775-
dc.description.abstractIn automobile accidents, the "seatbelt syndrome" (SBS) consists of a constellation of injuries, predominantly involving thoraco-lumbar vertebral fractures and intraabdominal organ injury. A recent amendment to Irish legislation has made the wearing of seatbelts mandatory for all rear seated passengers in an effort to protect children. Whilst rear seatbelts result in a significant reduction in morbidity and mortality following road traffic accidents (RTA), we present a case in which the rear lap seatbelt caused severe abdominal injuries. It is evident that the current rear seat lapbelt system is an inferior design associated with a significant morbidity and mortality when compared to three-point harness system and consideration should be given to replacing them in all motor vehicles.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18820990en
dc.subject.meshAbdominal Injuries-
dc.subject.meshAccidents, Traffic-
dc.subject.meshAnastomosis, Surgical-
dc.subject.meshAutomobiles-
dc.subject.meshColon, Sigmoid-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInjury Severity Score-
dc.subject.meshIntestinal Perforation-
dc.subject.meshJejunum-
dc.subject.meshPelvis-
dc.subject.meshSafety-
dc.subject.meshSeat Belts-
dc.subject.meshSyndrome-
dc.titleSevere abdominal injuries sustained in an adult wearing a pelvic seatbelt: a case report and review of the literature.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Academic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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