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Seat belt injury causing delayed sigmoid colon fistula
  1. S Patil,
  2. T H Brown
  1. Departments of Anaesthetics and Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Morriston, Swansea, UK
  1. Dr S Patil, Departments of Anaesthetics and Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Morriston, Swansea SA6 6NL, UK; drsangy{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

Seat belt use can decrease the mortality rate associated with road traffic accidents (RTA). However, there is an increased risk of bowel perforations among seat belt wearers, possibly as a result of improper use. A case is reported of a female passenger who presented with an abdominal wall fistula 2 weeks after a RTA.

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