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Isolated duodenal rupture due to blunt abdominal trauma

Keywords: Blunt duodenal injury , duodenal trauma , blunt abdominal trauma.

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Duodenal rupture following blunt abdominal trauma is rare and it usually seen with other abdominal organ injuries. It represents approximately 2% to 20% of patients with blunt abdominal injury and often occurs after blows to the upper abdomen, or abdominal compression from high-riding seat belts. Two cases of blunt duodenal rupture successfully treated surgically, are presented with their preoperative diagnosis and final out comes.


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