Title: Severe multiple injuries caused by gender based violence: a case report

  • Adalard Falschung Consultant urologist, Department of urology, Rechts der Isar Hospital, Haidhausen district of Munich, Germany

Abstract

Introduction:
Gender-based violence (GBV) against women has been identified as a global health and development issue. We report a case of GBV causing severe, multiple injuries in a middle-aged female.

Case report: A 40-year-old female presented to the emergency room following an argument with her husband. She had a disturbed level of consciousness, shortness of breath, and multiple patches of skin discoloration. On examination, the patient was semi-conscious, had multiple ecchymosis, and bilaterally decreased air entry.  Computed tomography showed multiple fractures. The patient was intubated and admitted to the ICU. The patient was discharged after 23 days of admission.

Conclusion: GBV is still a cause of severe trauma that puts the patient's life at risk.  

Keywords: Gender, violence, advanced trauma life support.

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Published
2018-08-02
Citation
Falschung A. et al. (2018) Severe multiple injuries caused by gender based violence: a case report. SPG BioMed 1(2).
Corresponding author

Adalard Falschung
Consultant urologist, Department
of urology, Rechts der Isar
Hospital, Haidhausen district of
Munich, Germany
E-mail: avalard.falschung@gmail.com

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