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Abdominal trauma 

Abdominal trauma
Abdominal trauma

Graciela Bauzá

and Andrew B. Peitzman

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date: 10 December 2019

The patient with abdominal injury represents a multitude of challenges to the intensivist. Understanding injury patterns increasesthe likelihood of timely diagnosis and treatment of injuries. The corollary isavoidance of missed injury. Missed abdominal injury is a common cause of preventablemorbidity and mortality in the trauma patient. The trauma intensivistmust understand, recognize, and anticipate potential injury complexes and theircomplications.The intent of this chapter is to review the basics of abdominal trauma and emphasize the vital role that the intensivist plays in the care of the trauma patient. The organization of the chapter presents mechanisms of injury followedby specific intra-abdominal organ injury with discussion of diagnosis andmanagement.

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