Ajay H Bhandarwar, MS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FBMS, FLCS, Shekhar A Jadhav, MS, FMAS, Amol N Wagh, MS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FBMS, Shirish R Bhagvat, MS, FMAS, Jalbaji P More, MS, Venkat A Gite, MS, DNB. Grant Govt.Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai
Background: Thoraco-abdominal impalement injuries are rare. Very few cases are reported in literature. There are no set protocols for management of such injuries.
Majority of impalement injuries are managed by thoracotomy or laparotomy or combined exploration.
We present this case of thoraco-abdominal rod impalement injury. Experience regarding role of endoscopy in management is not reported in the literature.
Objective: To share our experience of role of endoscopy in management of thoraco-abdominal rod impalement injury.
Conclusion: This presentation highlights role of endoscopy in assessment of extent of injury and its impact on deciding the need of the exploration. Thus preventing unnecessary thoracotomy or laparotomy.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 93661
Program Number: V125
Presentation Session: Acute Care
Presentation Type: Video