19. Penetrating Abdominal Trauma

  1. Jesse M. Pines1,2,
  2. Christopher R. Carpenter3,4,
  3. Ali S. Raja5 and
  4. Jeremiah D. Schuur5

Published Online: 8 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch19

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pines, J. M., Carpenter, C. R., Raja, A. S. and Schuur, J. D. (2012) Penetrating Abdominal Trauma, in Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch19

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Healthcare Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 2

    Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  3. 3

    Evidence Based Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  4. 4

    Division of Emergency Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657836

Online ISBN: 9781118482117

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Keywords:

  • penetrating abdominal trauma;
  • stab wounds in the abdomen, and high-risk clinical signs;
  • laparotomy/laparoscopy for abdominal trauma, conservative strategy;
  • stab wounds and penetrating GSW distinction;
  • diagnostic testing/management, and sensitivity;
  • thoraco-abdominal stab wounds, chest/abdomen injury;
  • DPL in detecting diaphragmatic wounds;
  • FAST when showing positive, laparoscopy/laparotomy desirable;
  • back and flank injuries, with FAST/DPL/CT scan;
  • FAST used in ruling in injuries, and not for ruling out

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Clinical question

  • Comment

  • References