Sepsis and Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage due to Duodenal-caval Fistula: Complications of Delayed Treatment of a Penetrating Abdominal Injury (Case Report)

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Abstract

Sepsis and upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to duodenal-caval fistula complicated delayed treatment of an abdominal gunshot wound. Gastric and duodenal decompression, external drainage of the duodenal repair, and caval ligation are preferred for delayed treatment of combined duodenal and infrarenal vena caval injuries.

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