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Exploratory Laparotomy in a Hemodynamically Stable Patient for an Abdominal Gunshot Wound

1. Introduction

2. Incision and Access to Abdominal Cavity

3. Abdominal Exploration

4. Small Bowel Repair

  1. Resection of Injured Small Bowel
  2. Side-to-Side / Functional End-to-End Anastomosis

5. Lesser Sac Examination

6. Right Colon Mobilization and Examination of Ureter

7. Partial Cecectomy to Repair Colonic Defect

8. Summary and Final Exploration

9. Closure

  1. Debrief