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Delayed presentation of perforation of the ileum following seat belt trauma.
  1. T J Coats
  1. Orpington Hospital, Kent.


    A 36-year-old man presented with an acute abdomen due to perforation of the terminal ileum, 26 days after sustaining blunt abdominal trauma from a seat belt. He had been completely well and undertaking vigorous physical exercise since the injury. This is the first reported case of this type of injury presenting after a long asymptomatic interval.

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