An unusual complication of penetrating abdominal trauma in children: Hepatic abscess Çocuklarda delici karin yaralanmasinin nadir bir komplikasyonu: Karaciǧer apsesi

Karaman A., Erdoǧan D., Karaman I., ÇAVUŞOĞLU Y. H. , Aslan M. K. , Çakmak Ö.

Cocuk Cerrahisi Dergisi, vol.20, no.1, pp.25-26, 2006 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : Cocuk Cerrahisi Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-26


Trauma is one of the most common cause of admission to the hospital in childhood. A seven year-old girl who had a history of fall from a tree five days ago, was admitted to our hospital with the complaints of fever, abdominal pain and vomiting. In the right upper quadrant of the abdomen there was a sutured wound which was 4cm length and localized tenderness was observed in this region. Hepatic abscess was demonstrat on abdominal tomography. In the operation a hepatic abscess was drained and splinters which were penetrating into the liver were removed. Postoperative period was uneventful. In a penetrating abdominal trauma even if it seems limited to superficial tissues, it must be examined carefully and explored for intraabdominal injuries.