Exploratory Laparotomy in a Hemodynamically Stable Patient for an Abdominal Gunshot Wound
Brian Williams, MD
Associate Professor of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Co-Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Ashley Suah, MD
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.