• Animal attack: an unusual case of multiple trauma in childhood.

      O'Grady, E; Doyle, M; Fitzgerald, C W R; Mortell, A; Murray, D (Irish Medical Journal, 2014-11)
      A 2½ year old girl attended our facility following attack by a tapir at a city zoo. She sustained multiple injuries including a forearm laceration and multiple perforating wounds to her abdominal wall. She had several procedures, including bowel resection, performed under the care of the General Paediatric Surgery and Plastic Surgery teams and was treated with a course of IV antibiotics. She recovered well and to date has suffered no long-term adverse outcome.