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A multidisciplinary approach to rescue a full-term pregnant and her fetus after blunt abdominal trauma: A case report and literature review

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submitted on 2023-03-15, 11:53 and posted on 2023-07-13, 11:47 authored by Ismail Mahmood, Husham Abdelrahman, Suhail Hakim, Ayman El-Menyar, Sandro Rizoli, Mohammad Asim, Ammar Al-hassani, Yassir Abdulrahman, Gustav Strandvik, Hassan Al-Thani

Blunt abdominal trauma due to motor vehicle crash is one of the leading causes of mortality during pregnancy. Though the trauma team plays a critical role in the initial management, a multidisciplinary contribution is essential to ensure the safety of the mother and her fetus. This case report followed the multidisciplinary approach for the management of a 32-year-old female during the last week of pregnancy. She sustained blunt trauma causing maternal and fetal distress due to abruption of the placenta with a large intrauterine and retroplacental hemorrhage, retro-hepatic and retroperitoneal hemorrhage, pseudoaneurysm of uterine arteries leading to postpartum hemorrhage. Immediate intervention and management at a Level 1 trauma center led to survival of both the mother and infant. 

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Published in: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
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  • English


Oxford University Press

Publication Year

  • 2022

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  • Hamad Medical Corporation
  • Hamad General Hospital - HMC
  • Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar
  • Qatar University
  • Qatar University Health - QU
  • College of Medicine - QU HEALTH

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