Randomized clinical trial to determine if delay from time of penetrating colonic injury precludes primary repair.


BACKGROUND There is often a delay of more than 12 h in transferring patients with penetrating colonic injury from outlying hospitals to a regional referral centre. The aim of this prospective study was to determine whether primary suture of a penetrating colonic injury in the presence of delayed presentation, shock, peritoneal contamination or associated… (More)


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