Study of hollow viscus injury in blunt injury abdomen

Rajkumar, S (2014) Study of hollow viscus injury in blunt injury abdomen. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai.


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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of blunt abdominal trauma on the hollow visceras, various modes of presentation in early diagnosis. and evaluate various modalities of treatment and common complications. Blunt abdominal trauma is one of the most common injuries caused mainly by road traffic accidents. They are usually not obvious. Hence, often missed, unless, repeatedly looked for. In view of increasing number of vehicles and consequently road traffic accidents, this dissertation has been chosen to study the cases of blunt abdominal trauma. METHODOLOGY: Patients coming with blunt injury abdomen due to RTA or TTA or Fall from height or Fall of heavy object to Department of General surgery in Rajiv Gandhi Govt. General hospital between June 2011 to December 2013 are taken up for study. RESULTS: Males are predominantly affected. It is mostly seen in the age group of 21-30 years which form the young and productive group. Road traffic accident forms the most common mode of injury. The most common injured viscera in the present study is small bowel and they were managed by simple suturing. Mesenteric injury is the second most common injury and majority of them were managed by simple repair. INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSION: Serial clinical examination plays the main role in diagnosing the hollow viscous injury in blunt trauma abdomen. CECT abdomen is the sensitive investigation to diagnose the injury. Operative management remains the main stay of treatment. Early presentation have good prognosis than late presentation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hollow viscous injury ; blunt injury abdomen.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Surgery
Depositing User: Devi S
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2018 03:43
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2018 16:37

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