Adrenal gunshot wound: Laparoscopic approach. Report of a case.

Giorgio Romano, Antonino Agrusa, Giuseppe Di Buono, Gaspare Gulotta, Daniela Chianetta, Giovanni De Vita, Giuseppe Frazzetta

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introduction: Although there is no debate that patients with peritonitis or hemodynamic instability should undergo urgent laparotomy after penetrating abdominal injury, it is also clear that certain stable patients may be managed without operation. Controversy persists regarding use of laparoscopy.PRESENTATION OF CASE:We report a case of gunshot wounds with bullet in left adrenal gland and perirenal subcapsular hematoma. The patients had no signs of peritonitis but in the observation period we noted a significative blood loss, so we performed an exploratory laparoscopy.DISCUSSION:We found the bullet in adrenal parenchyma. The postoperative period was regular and the patient was discharged without any local or general complication.CONCLUSION:Although the data are still controversial, the importance of the laparoscopic approach is rapidly increasing also in case of penetrating trauma of the abdomen. This technique assumes both a diagnostic and therapeutic role by reducing the number of negative laparotomies
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-72
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Gunshot Wounds
Peritonitis
Laparoscopy
Laparotomy
Abdominal Injuries
Adrenal Glands
Postoperative Period
Hematoma
Abdomen
Hemodynamics
Observation
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

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Adrenal gunshot wound: Laparoscopic approach. Report of a case. / Romano, Giorgio; Agrusa, Antonino; Di Buono, Giuseppe; Gulotta, Gaspare; Chianetta, Daniela; De Vita, Giovanni; Frazzetta, Giuseppe.

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