Thursday, June 09, 2005

Tales from the Trauma Service XII......
20-ish year old stabbed in the left lower chest and upper abdomen. He is intoxicated and hemodynamicaly stable. This injury is one that is best able to be approached with a laparoscope. Off to the operating room:

The view from afar....

Up close. This photo from the laparoscopic camera. The superior laceration was where trouble would arise.

Hey what's this??

Why, it's Dr. Parker's finger!!! This can be repaired laparoscopicaly but given the early-morning hour and personnel present I judged that the best approach would be the conventional open one.
Call me a chicken....


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