Brian Williams, MD Associate Professor of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Co-Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Ashley Suah, MD Resident Physician General Surgery
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.
Andrew Straszewski, MD Resident Physician Orthopaedics
Kenneth Wilson, MD, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery
In another trauma case with UChicago Medicine, Drs. Kent, Jeffries, Straszewski, and Wilson evaluate and treat a patient with a gunshot wound and femoral fracture. An ABI was obtained, CT angiography was evaluated, and proximal tibial traction was performed for pain management.
This is the first case in our new trauma section with several surgeons over at UChicago Medicine. The patient in this case is a 51-year-old male who was involved in a motor vehicle collision. Chest X-ray and subsequent CT scan showed an expanding pneumothorax. Here, Dr. Bishop and Dr. Bendix perform a left tube thoracostomy.
Keep an eye out for more trauma content coming soon!