Nonoperative management of abdominal trauma

D. B. McConnell, D. D. Trunkey

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In an effort to reduce the rate of nontherapeutic celiotomy yet avoid the possibility of missed injuries, surgeons are evaluating protocols for nonoperative management of abdominal trauma. Discussion of this controversial issue includes specific approaches to the diagnosis and management of splenic injury, gunshot wounds, and stab wounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-688
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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  • Surgery


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