The Houdini effect--an unusual case of blunt abdominal trauma resulting in perforative appendicitis.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233351
Title:
The Houdini effect--an unusual case of blunt abdominal trauma resulting in perforative appendicitis.
Authors:
O'Kelly, F; Lim, K T; Hayes, B; Shields, W; Ravi, N; Reynolds, J V
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Surgery, St. James's Hospital, James's St., Dublin 8.
Citation:
The Houdini effect--an unusual case of blunt abdominal trauma resulting in perforative appendicitis. 2012, 105 (3):86-7 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233351
PubMed ID:
22558817
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=The%20Houdini%20Effect%20%E2%80%93%20An%20Unusual%20Case%20of%20Blunt%20Abdominal%20Trauma%20Resulting%20in%20Perforative%20Appendicitis%20
Abstract:
We present a unique case of perforative appendicitis that occurred in an adult following blunt abdominal trauma. This case represents the first such reported case from Ireland. It also represents a modern practical example of Laplace's theory of the effect of increased pressure on colonic wall tension leading to localized perforation, and serves to highlight not only the importance in preoperative imaging for blunt abdominal trauma, but also the importance of considering appendiceal perforation.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Abdominal Injuries; Adult; Appendicitis; Appendix; Humans; Male; Rupture; Soccer; Wounds, Nonpenetrating
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Kelly, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLim, K Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorShields, Wen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRavi, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, J Ven_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-12T10:42:00Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-12T10:42:00Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03-
dc.identifier.citationThe Houdini effect--an unusual case of blunt abdominal trauma resulting in perforative appendicitis. 2012, 105 (3):86-7 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22558817-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/233351-
dc.description.abstractWe present a unique case of perforative appendicitis that occurred in an adult following blunt abdominal trauma. This case represents the first such reported case from Ireland. It also represents a modern practical example of Laplace's theory of the effect of increased pressure on colonic wall tension leading to localized perforation, and serves to highlight not only the importance in preoperative imaging for blunt abdominal trauma, but also the importance of considering appendiceal perforation.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=The%20Houdini%20Effect%20%E2%80%93%20An%20Unusual%20Case%20of%20Blunt%20Abdominal%20Trauma%20Resulting%20in%20Perforative%20Appendicitis%20en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAbdominal Injuries-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAppendicitis-
dc.subject.meshAppendix-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshRupture-
dc.subject.meshSoccer-
dc.subject.meshWounds, Nonpenetrating-
dc.titleThe Houdini effect--an unusual case of blunt abdominal trauma resulting in perforative appendicitis.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Clinical Surgery, St. James's Hospital, James's St., Dublin 8.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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