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Abdominal Trauma: Surgical and Radiologic Diagnosis by Harry M. Delany M.D., F.A.C.S., Robert S. Jason M.D. (auth.)

By Harry M. Delany M.D., F.A.C.S., Robert S. Jason M.D. (auth.)

Trauma to the stomach, either unintended and willful, has turn into more and more universal during this period of accelerating violence. huge numbers of sufferers everywhere in the kingdom are admitted to emergency rooms due to stomach trauma of various levels of severity. All too usually the proper analysis is suspected belatedly or under no circumstances, in order that right therapy isn't really initiated in adequate time to be lifesaving. no longer infre­ quently, the injured sufferer is tested by way of an intern or an insufficiently skilled resident health practitioner. Even in circumstances the place extra senior internists and surgeons can be found, distinctive wisdom in regards to the invaluable technique to set up the right kind analysis and institute the fitting remedy is missing. This monograph, representing the felicitous collaboration of a health practitioner and a radiolo­ gist including a number of different individuals, is well timed and demanding. The authors (and their participants) have approached their topic with a wealth of medical experi­ ence got in different very energetic acute-care municipal hospitals within the greatest urban during this kingdom. they've got saw and handled a truly huge variety of sufferers with a large number of disturbing motives, together with firearm accidents, stab wounds, vehicular injuries, falls, and attacks. The authors have divided this paintings into 4 major sections: basic views on belly harm, forms of stomach accidents, particular Diagnostic recommendations, and particular Organ or Supporting-Structure Injury.

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The proportion of patients admitted to a modern urban trauma service with blunt injury is given in the figures of the Kings County Hospital in New York City. Between July 1, 1963 and December 1971, 207 adult patients were admitted with blunt abdominal trauma and 829 with penetrating injuries [26]. Most suburban and rural hospitals have a much higher percentage of patients with blunt trauma. 36. Nonpenetrating abdominal injuries, admissions 1951-1966 No. of cases % mortality Total Died before treatment Salvageable patients Nonoperative management Treated surgically Died during or after surgery Treated surgically and survived 518 53 465 106 359 49 310 23 18 14 Source: D'Vincenti FC, Rives JD, LaBorde EJ, Fleming [D, Cohn [ Jr (1968) Blunt abdominal trauma.

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However, the team must be organized in such a way that the responsibility for examining the patient is clearly and specifically delegated. The initial determination of the vital signs should be made by the best-trained person available. However, the examining physician should also make his own initial confirmatory determination. The General Examination The patient's general appearance in the emergency room may reflect the severity of an intraabdorninal injury. An unconscious or virtually lifeless patient who presents with an isolated abdominal injury probably has sustained massive blood loss.

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