Dr. Anup A. Wakodkar, Dr. Apoorv D. Singh, Dr. Harsha M. Mesharm


Background: Bowe injury following Blunt trauma abdomen is one of the most common causes of mortality following blunt trauma abdomen.

Methods: Total 42 patients with isolated bowel injury following blunt trauma abdomen were included in this study. It was conducted to evaluate mode and type of injury, common organs injured, treatment, complications and outcome of isolated bowel injury following blunt trauma abdomen.

Results: Total number of patients with bowel injury following blunt trauma abdomen were 17.07%. And 85.71% were males and remaining were females. The mean age of patients was 33.36±10.19 years. Road traffic accident was the most common cause of injury, seen in 64% of patients. Jejunum was most common site of perforation (38.10%). Postoperative complications were seen in 16.66% of patients.  

Conclusions: Bowel injury following blunt trauma abdomen commonly seen in younger age group and involves small bowel.


Blunt trauma abdomen, Bowel injury, Anastomosis, Laparotomy.

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