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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

versión On-line ISSN 1561-3046


VIZCAINO CESAR, Maritania; CRAIG HALL, Edgar Elvis  y  JIMENEZ DIAZ, Oscar Luis. Post-traumatic abdominal evisceration in a child. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2019, vol.48, n.2  Epub 01-Jun-2019. ISSN 1561-3046.


A polytraumatized patient is considered to be one who presents two or more injuries, of which at least one may compromise his life or cause disabling sequelae. An adequate initial behavior can reduce the mortality of patients such as the one that occurs, because the initial attention must be orderly and systematic, the lesions that compromise the patient's life must always be identified and treated with priority.


To present a case, which due to its interest and uniqueness in the mechanism of action, exposes the sequence of action that was carried out by general surgeons, outside of a pediatric surgery service.

Clinical case:

We report the case of a 6-year-old male patient who came to emergency, polytraumatized and presenting an abdominal skin muscle avulsion with intestinal evisceration, he suffered a fall during movement with penetrating abdominal trauma with a bike pedal crank. Despite not having a pediatric surgery service in the attending institution, emergency surgery was imposed due to the patient's conditions.


After the initial laparotomy with reconstruction of the abdominal wall and primary closure with security points, the patients evolves in a stable way, he was referred to a pediatric intensive care service, where he evolved without complications until discharge.

Palabras clave : post-traumatic abdominal evisceration; abdominal evisceration; abdominal wall reconstruction; security points; pediatric surgery.

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