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Stab Wound to the Abdomen

  • Kristen C. Sihler
  • Samuel E. Bledsoe
  • Ronald H. Clements
  • Barbara Latenser
  • Kristen C. Sihler

One of the earliest applications of laparoscopy was abdominal exploration. Indeed, laparoscopy was applied to the evaluation of stable trauma patients before diagnostic peritoneal lavage, ultrasound, and computed tomographic scanning were accepted modalities. The role of laparoscopy in the evaluation of the stable trauma patient is explored in this chapter.

Keywords

Abdominal Trauma Laparoscopic Splenectomy Stab Wound Tension Pneumothorax Diaphragmatic Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristen C. Sihler
    • 1
  • Samuel E. Bledsoe
    • 2
  • Ronald H. Clements
    • 3
  • Barbara Latenser
    • 4
  • Kristen C. Sihler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryPhysicians Medical Center CarrawayBirminghamUSA
  3. 3.University of Alabama-BirminghamUSA
  4. 4.Department of Burn SurgeryUniversity of Iowa Carver College of MedicineIowa CityUSA

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