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Transverse colon rupture in a young footballer
  1. S C M Dutson
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Dutson
 Department of Paediatrics, Carmarthen District Hospital, Swansea, Wales, UK; sallydutson{at}


The case is reported of a 16 year old footballer who sustained a blunt abdominal injury resulting in traumatic rupture of the transverse colon and transverse process of L1.

  • transverse colon
  • rupture
  • blunt injury
  • footballer
  • paediatric

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