A Rare Case of Colorectal Injury With Compressed Air

Mehmet Ergin, Muhammed Rasit Ozer, Sedat Kocak, Nazli Karakus, Betul Babagil, Basar Cander


Colorectal injures from implement on solid objects are infrequent but not rare. In the same category are injuries caused by non solid objects. Barotrauma from compressed air and liquid is less frequently encountered. In this report, you can read a case with colorectal injury after using air hose to dust off patients clothing. Although taking history sometimes is not possible due to factors related with patients condition, physical and radiological findings related with tension pneumoperitoneum can make physician diagnose injury and etiology.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(3):159-160
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc997w


Colorectal injury; Compressed air; Pneumoperitoneum

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