Transanal suction from a swimming pool drain can result in intestinal evisceration. We report the eighth such case, followed by a literature review, description of the mechanism, and management guidelines. This bizarre injury, which has devastating consequences for the children involved, is completely preventable by installation of semi-permanent, anti-vortex grates.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care|
|State||Published - Nov 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine