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Damage control surgery for abdominal trauma

  1. Roberto Cirocchi1,*,
  2. Alessandro Montedori2,
  3. Eriberto Farinella3,
  4. Isabella Bonacini4,
  5. Ludovica Tagliabue5,
  6. Iosief Abraha6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Injuries Group

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 19 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007438.pub3

How to Cite

Cirocchi R, Montedori A, Farinella E, Bonacini I, Tagliabue L, Abraha I. Damage control surgery for abdominal trauma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD007438. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007438.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Perugia, Department of General Surgery, Terni, Italy

  2. 2

    Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Health Planning Service, Perugia, Umbria, Italy

  3. 3

    Lister Hospital - East and North Herts NHS Trust, General and Colorectal Surgery, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK

  4. 4

    Derriford Hospital, Department of Pharmacy, Plymouth, UK

  5. 5

    San Luca Hospital, Auxologic Institute, Milan, Italy

  6. 6

    Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Epidemiology Department, Perugia, Italy

*Roberto Cirocchi, Department of General Surgery, University of Perugia, Terni, Italy.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013



References to studies excluded from this review

  1. References to studies excluded from this review
  2. Additional references
Abramson 1993 {published data only}
Arvieux 2003 {published data only}
  • Arvieux C, Cardin N, Chiche L, Bachellier P, Falcon D, Letoublon C. Damage control laparotomy for haemorrhagic abdominal trauma. A retrospective muticentre study of 109 cases [La laparotomie écourtée dans les traumatismes abdominaux hémorragiques. Étude multicentrique rétrospective sur 109 cas]. Annales de Chirurgie 2003;128:150-5.
Bach 2008 {published data only}
  • Bach A, Bendix J, Hougaard K, Christensen EF. Retroperitoneal packing as part of damage control surgery in a Danish trauma centre - fast, effective, and cost-effective. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2008;64(5):4.
Colombo 2005 {published data only}
  • Colombo F, Sansonna F, Baticci F, Corso R, Scandroglio I, Maggioni D, et al. Liver trauma: experience in the management of 252 cases. Chirurgia Italiana 2005;57(6):695-702.
Cotton 2008 {published data only}
  • Cotton BA, Gunter OL, Isbell J, Au BK, Robertson AM, Morris JA Jr, et al. Damage control hematology: the impact of a trauma exsanguination protocol on survival and blood product utilization. Journal of Trauma 2008;64(5):1177-82.
Feliciano 1981 {published data only}
Feliciano 1988 {published data only}
  • Feliciano DV, Burch JM, Spjut-Patrinely V, Mattox KL, Jordan GL Jr. Abdominal gunshot wounds. An urban trauma center's experience with 300 consecutive patients. Annals of Surgery 1988;208(3):362-70.
Hirshberg 1994 {published data only}
Hultman 2005 {published data only}
  • Hultman CS, Pratt B, Cairns BA, McPhail L, Rutherford EJ, Rich PB, et al. Multidisciplinary approach to abdominal wall reconstruction after decompressive laparotomy for Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2005;54(3):269-75.
Kudera 2004 {published data only}
  • Kudera JS, Aanning HL. Damage control for blunt hepatic trauma: case presentation and historical review. South Dakota Journal of Medicine 2004;57(10):449-53.
McLeod 2003 {published data only}
Miller 2005 {published data only}
Moore 1998 {published data only}
Pachter 1979 {published data only}
Richardson 2000 {published data only}
  • Richardson DJ, Franklin GA, Lukan JK, Carrillo EH, Spain DA, Miller FB, et al. Evolution in the management of hepatic trauma: A 25-year perspective. Annals of Surgery 2000;232(3):324-9.
Rotondo 1993 {published data only}
Saifi 1990 {published data only}
Stone 1983 {published data only}

Additional references

  1. References to studies excluded from this review
  2. Additional references
Champion 1989
Moher 2009
Wood 2008
  • Wood L, Egger M, Gluud LL, Schulz KF, Juni P, Altman DG. Empirical evidence of bias in treatment effect estimates in controlled trials with different interventions and outcomes: meta-epidemiological study. BMJ 2008;336:601-5.