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By Harry M. Delany M.D., F.A.C.S., Robert S. Jason M.D. (auth.)

Trauma to the stomach, either unintended and willful, has turn into more and more universal during this period of accelerating violence. huge numbers of sufferers everywhere in the state are admitted to emergency rooms due to belly trauma of various levels of severity. All too usually the right kind analysis is suspected belatedly or by no means, in order that right therapy isn't really initiated in enough time to be lifesaving. now not infre­ quently, the injured sufferer is tested through an intern or an insufficiently skilled resident surgeon. Even in circumstances the place extra senior internists and surgeons can be found, targeted wisdom in regards to the important method to set up the proper prognosis and institute the proper remedy is missing. This monograph, representing the felicitous collaboration of a general practitioner and a radiolo­ gist including a number of different individuals, is well timed and demanding. The authors (and their members) have approached their topic with a wealth of medical experi­ ence got in numerous very lively acute-care municipal hospitals within the biggest urban during this state. they've got saw and taken care of a really huge variety of sufferers with a mess of worrying factors, together with firearm accidents, stab wounds, vehicular injuries, falls, and attacks. The authors have divided this paintings into 4 major sections: basic views on belly harm, varieties of belly accidents, particular Diagnostic concepts, and particular Organ or Supporting-Structure Injury.

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1. This 56-year-old female was admitted to the Morrisania Hospital in October 1971 with the chief complaint of a 4-month history of dysphagia and vomiting. Her past history revealed a fall from a porch, 11 years prior to her present admission, from which she sustained lower left rib contusions. The (A) frontal and (8) lateral projections of the chest reveal left diaphragmatic elevation with a crescentic linear calcification beneath the diaphragm {solid arrows}. A large calcified LUQ mass is seen on the (C) AP supine view of the abdomen.

All patients either jumped or fell from a height of three or more stories .. More than one-third of the patients survived. Of the 26 patients admitted alive, 22 lived and 4 died. All patients who died expired 15 min to 3 h following admission. Ten patients were in shock. In the Lewis series, accident was more frequently the cause of the fall than crime, suicide, or undetermined etiologies, and the incidence was greatest during the summer. Reynolds et al. in a series of 200 cases from the Misericordia and Fordham Hospitals in the Bronx, found that the age of incidence for such falls was highest in the first through the third decades oflife [35].

The present debate over selectivity and the conservative management of stab wounds has been accompanied by rapid progress in the development of adjunctive diagnostic techniques applicable to patients suffering abdominal trauma. The proponents of selectivity find favor in the fact that a great deal of information about the condition of the abdominal injury can now be obtained without a surgical procedure. Gunshot Wounds The Weapon Two and one-half million handguns are sold in the United States each year.

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