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Citation

Strate RG, Grieco JG. J. Trauma 1983; 23(5): 384-388.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1983, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

6854674

Abstract

One hundred nine patients suffering blunt injury to the colon or rectum were treated between 1 January 1970 and 31 December 1980. Vehicular accidents accounted for 90% of the injuries and 91% of the fatalities. Multiple system injury predominated, with survivors averaging 1.9 and nonsurvivors 3.8 injuries/patient. Six cases were complicated by abdominal sepsis directly related to their colon injury. There were no deaths and no episodes of colon-related abdominal sepsis among patients with isolated colon trauma. Of the 32 patients not surviving, four (3.7%), died as a direct result of their colon injury. Three of the four deaths appear to have been preventable.


Language: en

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