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Rectal injuries secondary to blunt trauma are still rare and more difficult to diagnose, and therefore have a potentially more terrible outcome.
In cases of blunt trauma, sharp weapon injuries and firearm injuries, there was a huge preponderance of victims from rural areas (65%), (62%) and 61% respectively, with urban cases constituting less.
Diaphragmatic injury presenting as a delayed hemothorax after blunt trauma is a rare and potentially life-threatening event.
6,7] Blunt trauma in the present study was strongly associated with other comorbid injuries (76.
Hyoid fractures, dislocations and subluxations can occur with blunt trauma, especially strangulation injuries.
Liver remains the most commonly injured organ in blunt trauma, followed by spleen and kidney; while small bowel remains the most commonly injured organ in penetrating trauma, followed by liver and mesentery.
A 25-year-old male presented with periocular pain the day after sustaining a blunt trauma to the right eye with a piece of wood.
At an inquest at Crook Coroners Court in October 2014, Dr Leslie Hamilton, assistant coroner for Durham and Darlington, was told the woman's death as a result of blunt trauma to the head, after she was allegedly assaulted by another patient at the home.
With blunt trauma, a sudden increase of intra-abdominal pressure may cause a [greater than or equal to] 10 cm "blowout" laceration of the diaphragm [4].
In the pediatric population, renal injury occurs in 10-20% of all abdominal blunt trauma and 3-4% of penetrating trauma [1].
1) The spectrum of intra-abdominal injuries secondary to blunt trauma is broad and ranges from lacerations of intra-peritoneal solid viscera to hollow visceral and retroperitoneal injury.
Although small bowel is the third most commonly injured organ after thoracic and heart injuries, in cases of blunt abdominal trauma, less than 1% of blunt trauma patients exhibit small bowel injury; only 0.
Hyoid bone fractures due to blunt trauma are exceedingly rare.
Nerve damage can be caused by either blunt trauma, such as an impact from a fall or from traction injuries from motor vehicle accidents, or sharp trauma, such as direct cuts from a knife.
All soft body armor system shall provide penetration resistance against labeled projectile penetration while reducing resultant blunt trauma and vest distortion to acceptable levels.