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Based on a retrospective analysis of 100 penetrating duodenal injuries, the role of primary repair or resection and anastomosis was assessed prospectively in 66 patients (1986-1992). Duodenal exclusion was reserved for extensive combined pancreato-duodenal injuries. Seven of the 66 patients died from extensive abdominal trauma (mean Abdominal Trauma Index,(More)
We analyzed 54 civilian patients (1988-1992) with gunshot wounds (GSWs) of the face to review the management principles and results. Urgent airway control was needed in 18 cases (33%): by orotracheal intubation in 13, cricothyroidotomy in two, tracheostomy in two, and nasotracheal intubation in one. Central nervous system injury was seen in 12 (22%): 40%(More)
To evaluate the results of a conservative approach to gunshot wounds of the spine with a transperitoneal trajectory, we analyzed our 4-year experience with 21 patients. The management protocol consisted of standard treatment of the intra-abdominal injuries, vigorous irrigation of the missile track, and a 48-hour course of antibiotic therapy. The lumbar(More)
Acute occlusive disease of the brachial artery has been increasing in frequency due to the aging of the population and the developing modalities in the treatment of cardiac patients and in the diagnosis of vascular diseases. In this study, we discussed 54 cases of acute occlusion of the brachial artery that we encountered in the 5 year period between 1982(More)
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