In the Modern Era of CT, Do Blunt Trauma Patients with Markers for Blunt Bowel or Mesenteric Injury Still Require Exploratory Laparotomy?

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After blunt trauma, certain CT markers, such as free intraperitoneal air, strongly suggest bowel perforation, whereas other markers, including free intraperitoneal fluid without solid organ injury, may be merely suspicious for acute injury. The present study aims to delineate the safety of nonoperative management for markers of blunt bowel or mesenteric… (More)

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@article{Young2017InTM, title={In the Modern Era of CT, Do Blunt Trauma Patients with Markers for Blunt Bowel or Mesenteric Injury Still Require Exploratory Laparotomy?}, author={Katelyn A Young and Melina Benson and Andrew Higgins and James Dove and Marie A. Hunsinger and Mohsen M. Shabahang and Joseph S Blansfield and Denise M Torres and Kenneth A Widom and Jeffrey L. Wild}, journal={The American surgeon}, year={2017}, volume={83 7}, pages={722-727} }