Exploratory laparotomy in a patient with an abdominal trauma is the higher expression of the need to organization and the development of a surgical tactical strategy. Each surgeon has his/her own features; however, there is a basic line of conduct that guarantees good results with security and efficiency.
KeywordsExploratory laparotomy Abdominal trauma
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