Planned reoperation for trauma: a two year experience with 124 consecutive patients.

@article{Hirshberg1994PlannedRF,
  title={Planned reoperation for trauma: a two year experience with 124 consecutive patients.},
  author={Asher Hirshberg and Matthew J. Wall and Kenneth L. Mattox},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1994},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={365-9}
}
Planned reoperation is a new approach to severe truncal trauma. A review of 124 patients treated over two years was undertaken. Penetrating injuries predominated (78%) involving primarily the abdomen or abdomen and chest. An abbreviated procedure was performed when direct hemostasis was impossible (102 patients), abrupt termination was required (56 patients), or the abdomen or chest could not be closed (20 patients). The techniques employed included packing, rapid skin closure, gastrointestinal… CONTINUE READING
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