Unnecessary laparotomy by using physical examination and different diagnostic modalities for penetrating abdominal stab wounds


Ertekin C., Yanar H., Taviloğlu K., Güloğlu R., Alimoglu O.

EMERGENCY MEDICINE JOURNAL, cilt.22, ss.790-794, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1136/emj.2004.020834
  • Dergi Adı: EMERGENCY MEDICINE JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.790-794

Özet

Background: The modern management of penetrating abdominal trauma has decreased the incidence of unnecessary laparotomy by using selective non-operative management protocols. However, the real benefits of physical examination and different diagnostic methods are still unclear.