WVC 91st Annual Conference
Occasionally patients sustaining blunt abdominal trauma are diagnosed with uroabdomen secondary to ruptured bladder. Once these patients have been stabilized an exploratory laparotomy is performed to repair the ruptured bladder. This seminar will focus on the intraoperative decision making in patients that have sustained enough blunt force trauma to result in a ruptured bladder. Video of a variety of clinical cases presented to our trauma unit will be used to illustrate surgical methods.
Management of chronic atelectatic lung lobes and the incidence of re-expansion pulmonary edema will be discussed.