Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Case Study Volume 6 Issue 5

Management of Abdominal Gunshot Wounds of Ballistic Trauma at Somine DOLO Hospital of Mopti

Bréhima Traoré1*, Pierre Coulibaly6, Djibril Traoré1, Modibo Coulibaly2, Soumaila Sagara1, Oumar Guindo3, Abdoulaye Traoré5, Dramane Cissé1, Kiffery Ibrahim Keita9, Fodé Mory1, Keita1, Dramane Samaké7, David T Théra1, Aly Guindo1, Aly Boubacar Diallo8, Seydou Mariko10 and Adégué Pierre Togo4

1Department of General Surgery, Sominé DOLO Hospital of Mopti, Mali
2Medical Biology Laboratory Service, Sominé DOLO Hospital of Mopti, Mali
3Public Health Department, Sominé DOLO Hospital of Mopti, Mali
4Department of General Surgery, CHU Gabriel Touré, Mali
5Anesthesia/Resuscitation Service and Operating Room, Mali
6Gyneco-Obstetrics Department, Sominé DOLO Hospital of Mopti, Mali
7Department of Medicine, Sominé Dolo Hospital in Mopti, Mali
8Department of General Surgery, Sikasso Regional Hospital, Mali
9Sikasso Reference Health Center, Mali
101Gyneco-obstetrics Department, Mali Hospital, Mali

*Corresponding Author: Bréhima Traoré, Department of General Surgery, Sominé DOLO Hospital of Mopti, Mali.

Received: March 07, 2022; Published: April 19, 2022


Background: Abdominal gunshot wounds are common in areas of armed conflict. Mali a west African country has been going through a security crisis since 2012, which has led to an avalanche of wounds. The management of these wounds calls for multidisciplinary expertise due to their complexity. The aim of this work was to describe the clinical, epidemiological, surgical and therapeutic characteristics of abdominal gunshot wounds.

Patients and Methods: This was a prospective study January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019) on 1601 trauma received in emergency and general surgery departments of the Sominé DOLO Hospital of Mopti. The study involved all patients who had a gunshot wound to the abdomen during the study period. Data were entered into Excel and analyzed using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) version 20 software.

Results: A total of 27 cases (10.8%) of visceral gunshot wounds were recorded out of the 250 cases of ballistic wounds recorded during the study period. Intestinal perforation was the most common abdominal lesion, 11/27 cases (40.7%). The most surgical process performed was the ileo-ileal anastomosis resection with 9/27 cases (33.3%). The evolution was favorable in 22/27 (81.5%) of cases however was noted some cases of infectious complication and 2/27 cases of death (7.4%).

Conclusion: Abdominal gunshot wounds are common in areas of armed conflict with intestinal perforation as the most common abdominal wound.

Keywords: Abdominal Gunshot Wounds; Armed Conflict; Surgical Science<


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Citation: Bréhima Traoré., et al. “Management of Abdominal Gunshot Wounds of Ballistic Trauma at Somine DOLO Hospital of Mopti”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.5 (2022): 115-119.


Copyright: © 2022 Bréhima Traoré., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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