Abdominal Trauma

  • G. Sganga
  • G. Brisinda
  • G. Maria
Conference paper


Trauma is the main public health problem in every country regardless of the level of socioeconomic development [1]. The abdomen is frequently injured after both blunt and penetrating trauma, and approximately 25% of all trauma victims require abdominal exploration [2]. Abdominal trauma (AT) remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among all age groups, accounting for a greater percentage of productive years of life lost than heart disease and cancer combined [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6].


Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Abdominal Trauma Necrotizing Fasciitis Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome Abdominal Compartment Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Sganga
    • 1
  • G. Brisinda
    • 1
  • G. Maria
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Organ TransplantationCatholic University, University Hospital “A. Gemelli” and CNRRomeItaly

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