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Trauma Operative Procedures: Timing of Surgery and Priorities

  • G. Sganga
  • G. Brisinda
  • M. Castagneto
Conference paper

Abstract

Abdominal trauma (AT) remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among all age groups. Its true frequency is unknown, as is the incidence of out-of-hospital deaths [1, 2]. Moreover, it has been noted that AT occurs in approximately 25% of major trauma victims, and often involves multiple organ injuries. These involving head and/or thoracic injuries are common, and may complicate AT management [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8].

Keywords

Abdominal Trauma Primary Repair Nonoperative Management Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Pancreatic Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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