Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 1.989**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2637-4625
  • DOI: 10.25107/2637-4625
**Impact Factor calculated based on Google Scholar Citations. Please contact us for any more details.

Major Scope

  •  Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  Hand Surgery
  •  Emergency Surgery
  •  Cardiothoracic Surgery
  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology & ENT Surgery
  •  Cardiac Surgery
  •  Bariatric Surgery

Abstract

Citation: World J Surg Surg Res. 2019;2(1):1134.DOI: 10.25107/2637-4625.1134

The Household Ceramic Hazard: A Case Report On a Penetrating Life Threatening Neurovascular Injury Caused by Ceramic Material

Noor Subah, Alan Sbar, Muhammad Haris Nazim and Izi D Obokhare

Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences, USA

*Correspondance to: Izi Obokhare 

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Abstract:

There is little research available on the risks associated with injuries related to household ceramic objects. This study presents the case of a 49-year-old female injured by a ceramic trashcan after a fall in the bathroom. The ceramic shard pierced deep into her left medial gluteal area lacerating her external iliac artery and sciatic nerve. She required angio-embolization to stem the massive bleeding. To evaluate for a rectal and sigmoid injury a sigmoidoscopy was also performed. To adequately manage her gluteal wound, she underwent a laparoscopic diverting loop colostomy. This was reversed after her gluteal wound healed. Her long term sequela from the injury includes difficulty ambulating due to sciatic nerve injury.

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Cite the Article:

Subah N, Sbar A, Haris Nazim M, Obokhare ID. The Household Ceramic Hazard: A Case Report On a Penetrating Life Threatening Neurovascular Injury Caused by Ceramic Material. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2019; 2: 1134.

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