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15565439 Abdominal Trauma

15565439 Abdominal Trauma

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DR.R.SRIVATHSANPG-II
 
OUTLINE
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 Anatomic definition of abdomen
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Mechanism of injury 
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Typical injury patterns
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 Assessment of abdominal trauma
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Diagnostic algorithms
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Abdominaltrauma
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C
ommon site of injury for both blunt and penetratinginjuries
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29% of polytraumapatient requires abdominalexploration
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Rapid, life-threatening bleeding can be hidden in theabdomen
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Unrecognized abdominal injuries in the multi-systemtrauma patient
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