Impact of location on outcome after penetrating colon injuries

  title={Impact of location on outcome after penetrating colon injuries},
  author={J. Sharpe and L. Magnotti and J. Weinberg and B. Zarzaur and C. P. Shahan and Nancy A Parks and T. Fabian and M. Croce},
  journal={Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery},
  • J. Sharpe, L. Magnotti, +5 authors M. Croce
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
  • BACKGROUND Most studies examining suture line failure after penetrating colon injuries have focused on right- versus left-sided injuries. In our institution, operative decisions (resection plus anastomosis vs. diversion) are based on a defined management algorithm regardless of injury location. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of injury location on outcomes after penetrating colon injuries. METHODS Consecutive patients with full thickness penetrating colon injuries for 13… CONTINUE READING
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