A study on penetrating abdominal injuries at a tertiary care Hospital
Author(s): Dr. Venugopala and Dr. Sunil Kumar Venkatappa
Abstract: Evaluation of patient with abdominal trauma can be most challenging task that a surgeon to be called upon to deal with. Penetrating abdominal injuries may be parietal or visceral or perforating through and through injuries. Visceral injuries may be intraperitoneal or retroperitoneal. Stomach, duodenum, small bowel, large bowel are the organs included in the study. Once the patient is admitted the name, age, sex and mode of injury are noted. The time interval between injury and admission and time interval between admission and surgery are recorded. After retesting the patient and if time permits necessary investigation carried out. In those who are operated, the operative findings and methods of management are recorded. Cases are followed up till their discharge from the hospital. Stab injury is the common penetrating trauma accounting 64%. There were 12 cases of bullogre injury. 4 cases of RTA, 2 cases due to falling on iron rods in a concrete centering work site (accidental fall).