Laparoscopic Evaluation in Abdominal Trauma

  • James D. St.Louis
  • R. Lawrence ReedII


Trauma is the leading cause of death in the United States among individuals between the ages of 1 and 44 years. It accounts for approximately 150,000 deaths annually, at a cost of $180,000 per year [1]. Fifty-seven million people were accidentally injured in 1985. There is an annual injury incidence of once for every four people [2]. Today’s politically motivated environment dictates that cost-effective, dependable diagnostic modalities be employed for the evaluation of the trauma patient. Finding these tools is a prime challenge for the trauma surgeon.


Abdominal Trauma Blunt Abdominal Trauma Diaphragmatic Injury Solid Organ Injury Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage 
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  • James D. St.Louis
  • R. Lawrence ReedII

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