Of 114 females with pelvic fracture encountered over the past 10 years, four (3.5%) had vaginal laceration. Detection of open fracture was immediate in three; two were repaired and recovered uneventfully. The third was recognized to have a laceration that was repaired but she died of other complications after 2 days. Diagnosis of laceration was delayed 72 hours in the fourth patient who developed extensive pelvic abscess requiring multiple drainage procedures. Our experience confirms the importance of early detection and repair of vaginal laceration in females with pelvic fracture to prevent pelvic abscess.

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    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

    428 East Preston Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21202
  • Authors:
    • Niemi, T A
    • Norton, L W
  • Publication Date: 1985-6

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  • Accession Number: 00451814
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 091
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1985 12:00AM