[Wounds of the digestive tube (especially of the colon and rectum)].

  • P H Boutelier
  • Published 1984 in Annales de gastroenterologie et d'hepatologie


Wounds of the digestive tract most commonly observed in civil practice are those due to violent aggression or fighting. Two-thirds of the times, the wounds are caused by firearms. Upon reception of such victims it is essential to determine the precise time of the incident, their state of shock and the presence of abdominal signs (contracture or evisceration… (More)


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