Blunt Abdominal Trauma

  • Marie Crandall

The abdomen is the third most commonly injured body region after the head and extremities, and blunt trauma is the most common mechanism of injury. Injuries can occur with direct blows, by shear forces, with rupture of a hollow viscous from increased intra-abdominal pressure, or from crushing between the abdominal wall and the vertebral column.


Pancreatic Fistula Blunt Abdominal Trauma Splenic Injury Visceral Injury Hollow Viscous 


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie Crandall
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  1. 1.Department of SurgeryNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

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