Non-operative management of abdominal stab wounds--an analysis of 186 patients.

@article{Navsaria2007NonoperativeMO,
  title={Non-operative management of abdominal stab wounds--an analysis of 186 patients.},
  author={Pradeep Navsaria and Jens Urs Berli and Sorin Edu and Andrew John Nicol},
  journal={South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={128-30, 132}
}
BACKGROUND The modern management of abdominal stab wounds remains controversial and subject to continued reappraisal. In the present study we reviewed patients with abdominal stab wounds to examine and validate a policy of selective non-operative management with serial physical abdominal examination in a busy urban trauma centre with a high incidence of penetrating trauma. METHODS Over a 12-month period (2005), the records of all patients with abdominal stab wounds were reviewed. Patients… CONTINUE READING
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