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Indications for early mandatory laparotomy in abdominal stab wounds

The British Journal of Surgery

Jan 1, 1999

Ari Kalevi LeppäniemiReijo Haapiainen

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Patients with an abdominal stab wound presenting with shock, peritonitis or evisceration are usually subjected to early laparotomy, although very few studies have been done to validate the criteria. In a retrospective study of 209 consecutive patients with stab wounds of the anterior ab...read more

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False Positive Reactions
Minilaparotomy
Peritonitis
Panniculitis, Peritoneal
Wounds, Stab
Hemorrhagic Septicemia
Logistic Regression
Decision Making, Shared
Trauma to the Abdomen
Retrospective Studies
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Indications for early mandatory laparotomy in abdominal stab wounds

The British Journal of Surgery

Jan 1, 1999

Ari Kalevi LeppäniemiReijo Haapiainen

PMID: 10027364

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2168.1999.00968.x

Abstract

Patients with an abdominal stab wound presenting with shock, peritonitis or evisceration are usually subjected to early laparotomy, although very few studies have been done to validate the criteria. In a retrospective study of 209 consecutive patients with stab wounds of the anterior ab...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

False Positive Reactions
Minilaparotomy
Peritonitis
Panniculitis, Peritoneal
Wounds, Stab
Paper Details
References
  • References11
  • Citations26
123

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