AN ANALYSIS ON HOLLOW VISCERAL INJURY AND ITS MANAGEMENT FOLLOWING BLUNT TRAUMA ABDOMEN AT A TERTIARY HEALTHCARE CENTRE
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Niranjan Sahoo, Ravi Teja P, Abinash Kumar Panda, Sanjeeb Kumar Pradhan, Nrushing Charan Dash, Pranab Kumar Prusty
2017 Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare  
BACKGROUND Trauma is "the neglected disease of modern developing nations." Hollow viscous injury following blunt trauma to abdomen is not common. The incidence of hollow viscous injuries following abdominal trauma varies from 2 to 15%. The following study was conducted at Department of General Surgery, MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur, a tertiary care hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS All the patients admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur, with history of blunt
more » ... story of blunt trauma to abdomen were examined carefully. Those patients with symptoms and signs suggestive of visceral injury were identified and subjected to xray chest and abdomen erect view and ultrasound abdomen/CT scan. Those with features of pneumoperitoneum are subjected to laparotomy and treated according to location of perforation. Duration of study was from RESULTS This study included people of different age groups from 13 to 65 years. Majority of the patients were men (83.5%) and most common mode was found to be road traffic accident (69.6%). Most of the patients injured were young and belonged to earning group (81.44%). Most common viscera injured was ileum (37.85%) Most common type of injury encountered in our study was isolated perforation and the common surgical procedure was primary closure.
doi:10.18410/jebmh/2017/961 fatcat:ba3u34utjjhgpgl7t4ecpex35m