Blunt appendiceal injuries are uncommon. The recent care of a patient with an appendiceal transection following vehicular trauma led us to review the existing English literature. The presence of an abdominal wall contusion, in conjunction with a typical mesenteric tear and appendiceal transection, led us to conclude that the seat belt contributed to the injury.
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