PMID: 2505178Aug 1, 1989Paper

Transection of the first portion of jejunum from blast injury in accidental discharge of a (2.75-inch aircraft) rocket from an F-15

Military Medicine
K E Stigall, J S Dorsey


Injury to the small intestine and its mesentery, while common with penetrating abdominal wounds, is relatively uncommon in patients who have received nonpenetrating abdominal trauma. Review of larger series indicates that small bowel injuries occur in only 5-10% of trauma patients. The focus of this paper is: 1) to present a case of transected jejunum and retroperitoneal hematoma incurred through a blast injury from accidental discharge of a 2.75-inch folding fin aircraft rocket from an F-15; and 2) to discuss pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment that apply specifically to injuries of the small intestine exclusive of the duodenum.

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Medicine, Space
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