Electronic ISSN 2287-0237

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A MULTIPLE STAB WOUND WITH RIGHT LATERAL DECUBITUS PHYSICAL EXAMINATION AND MANAGEMENT: A CASE REPORT

FEBRUARY 2018 - VOL.14 | CASE REPORT

Received: September 21, 2017

Revision received: September 22, 2017

Accepted after revision: December 16, 2017

BKK Med J 2018;14(1):48-51.

Abstract

A 53-year-old woman presented at the emergency department with stab wounds on the epigastrium and left posterior chest with a retained knife. The patient was in a right lateral decubitus position and this posed a greater risk to performing an effective physical examination. In a situation like this, the standard Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) approach may be limited with errors in physical examination and monitoring of the patient. Management of this care process and treatment in this position proved challenging.

Keywords

lateral decubitus physical exam, lateral decubitus injury, ATLS lateral decubitus approach

Address Correspondence to author

Theera Suriyawongse, MD Department of Surgery, Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital 488 Srinakarin Rd.,

Suanluang, Bangkok 10250, Thailand.

email:dr.vandamer@hotmail.com

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