Missed diagnosis and delayed laparotomy in blunt abdominal trauma.

@article{Naess1990MissedDA,
  title={Missed diagnosis and delayed laparotomy in blunt abdominal trauma.},
  author={F Naess and Arild Nesbakken and Karla Solheim and Johan Pillgram-Larsen and Tom Gerner and J O Stadaas},
  journal={The International journal of risk & safety in medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={141-7}
}
Abdominal organ injuries caused by blunt trauma are notoriously difficult to diagnose and a vital operation may as a result be dangerously delayed. In a series of 331 patients admitted after blunt abdominal trauma, 426 abdominal organ injuries were registered. 152 of these patients had 199 abdominal organ injuries requiring surgical repair. In 31 of these… CONTINUE READING