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Significant bleeding from Meckel’s diverticulum after blunt abdominal trauma: a case report

Meckel’s diverticulum, with an incidence of 2%, is the most common congenital anomaly in the gastrointestinal tract. Its main complications are perforation, obstruction, and bleeding. A few studies have reported that blunt abdominal trauma may result in perforation or obstruction to Meckel’s diverticulum. However, reports of significant major intestinal bleeding from Meckel’s...

Penetrating Trauma to the Mediastinal Vessels: a Taxing Injury

More than 90 % of thoracic great vessel injuries are due to penetrating trauma. The increased incidence of civilian penetrating (stab and low-velocity gunshot wounds) chest trauma and improved emergency medical services (EMS) have stemmed in an increasing number of seriously injured, but potentially salvageable patients, presenting to trauma centers. Penetrating mediastinal...