Blunt Abdominal Trauma
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Blunt abdominal injury remains a consistently difficult clinical scenario for the general surgeon and traumatologist. Blunt abdominal trauma can present in multiple forms in all age groups. The free fluid within the abdomen is of particular concern for these patients and requires appropriate, expeditious workup to prevent morbidity and death. Described below is the clinical workup of such patients.
KeywordsBlunt abdominal trauma Free fluid without solid organ injury Laparotomy FAST exam
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