Author(s): AlHabbal Y, Brouwer R
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Abstract INTRODUCTION: The use of motorised watercrafts has been increasing steadily over the past few years, and consequently, also injuries secondary to the use of these watercrafts . METHOD: This is a case presentation and review of literature. We present a case of isolated extraperitoneal rectal perforation secondary to hydrostatic pressure sustained. Both PubMed and Web of Science were searched using the following keywords: rectal perforations; intra-peritoneal; extra-peritoneal; motorised watercraft; and Jet Ski. RESULTS: We found two similar rectal injuries caused by motorised watercrafts, but both were intraperitoneal rectal perforations. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of extra-peritoneal rectal perforation after falling off a motorised watercraft. On the other hand, vaginal perforation after such a trauma is well documented in many series. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION: Though there injuries are not very common, they can be life-threatening. Simple measures like wearing protective garments might be enough to prevent them. Complete defunctioning colostomy is better in these cases than partially defunctioning colostomy.
This article was published in Ir J Med Sci
and referenced in Journal of Trauma & Treatment