A prospective clinical study on blunt abdominal trauma and its management

Elavarasan, C (2014) A prospective clinical study on blunt abdominal trauma and its management. Masters thesis, Coimbatore Medical Collegel, Coimbatore.


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In this modernised world, Blunt abdominal trauma accounts for a significant number of morbidity and morbidity especially of the younger generation. These injuries are often missed initially because of the other obvious external soft tissue/orthopaedic/brain injuries diverting the assessing doctor’s attention. In the present study 47 blunt abdominal trauma patients were studied. It was observed that young economically productive males were most affected, the common age range being 26-40 years. It was also found the road traffic accidents were the major causative factor with alcohol ingestion being a major influencing and predisposing factor in majority of the patients. Small bowel was the most common encountered organ to be affected followed by spleen. Unlike older days, a significant number of splenic injury cases were treated conservatively and recovered well. Majority of the cases recovered well without significant morbidity. Most of the cases arrived at the hospital at the earliest. Few cases presented late after a long latent period suffered morbidity and mortality, signifying the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. To conclude, health education of the public and a watchful detailed examination of all the trauma victims is necessary to reduce the morbidity and mortality due to blunt abdominal trauma.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blunt abdominal trauma ; hollow viscus injury ; abdominal solid organ injury ; non-penetrating abdominal trauma.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Surgery
Depositing User: Devi S
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 16:25
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2018 17:14
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/8670

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