Novel presentation of a cricket ball-related intra-abdominal injury: genitofemoral nerve referred pain

Adam C Philipoff, Alistair Rowcroft, Dieter G Weber

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Serious intra-abdominal injuries are very uncommon in cricket; traumatic cricket injuries are traditionally musculoskeletal, soft tissue or maxillofacial in origin. The cause of such cricket injuries can be broadly divided into collision type injuries (a result of direct contact with the ball or bat, another player, the ground or boundary) or overuse injuries (due to running, throwing, batting, bowling, repetitive movements and overexertion). This case report describes a rare cause of small bowel perforation and suspected genitofemoral nerve injury secondary to the direct impact of a cricket ball, and includes a brief review of blunt abdominal injuries resulting in isolated small bowel perforations.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2015


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