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  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Incision and Access to Abdominal Cavity
  • 3. Abdominal Exploration
  • 4. Small Bowel Repair
  • 5. Lesser Sac Examination
  • 6. Right Colon Mobilization and Examination of Ureter
  • 7. Partial Cecectomy to Repair Colonic Defect
  • 8. Summary and Final Exploration
  • 9. Closure
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Exploratory Laparotomy in a Hemodynamically Stable Patient for an Abdominal Gunshot Wound


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The patient in this case presented with an abdominal gunshot wound and peritonitis. Here, Dr. Williams and Dr. Suah perform an exploratory laparotomy and repair a through-and-through gunshot wound to the distal jejunum and a partial-thickness injury to the proximal cecum.

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