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Swimming pool filter-induced transrectal evisceration in children: Australian experience

Phillip J Carson
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (7): 432.

To the Editor: The long-term functional outcomes in the three cases of swimming pool filter-induced transrectal evisceration described by Price and colleagues1 are excellent and significantly better than many other cases described in the literature.

Phillip J Carson, Associate Professor of Surgery
Royal Darwin Hospital and Flinders University NT Clinical School, Darwin, NT.
Article References: 
Reference Text: 
Price NR, Soundappan SV, Sparnon AL, Cass DT. Swimming pool filter-induced transrectal evisceration in children: Australian experience. Med J Aust 2010; 192: 534-536.
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1
PubMed ID: 
20438433
Reference Text: 
Kushimoto S, Miyauchi M, Yokota H, Kawai M. Damage control surgery and open abdominal management: recent advances and our approach. J Nippon Med Sch 2009; 76: 280-290.
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2
PubMed ID: 
20035094
Reference Text: 
Rotondo MF, Schwab CW, McGonigal MD, et al. ‘Damage control’: an approach for improved survival in exsanguinating penetrating abdominal injury. J Trauma 1993; 35: 375-382.
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3
PubMed ID: 
8371295

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