n South African Journal of Surgery - Penetrating abdominal trauma : trauma
|Article Title||Penetrating abdominal trauma : trauma|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Author||B.I. Monzon-Torres and Maria Ortega-Gonzalez|
|Publication Date||Feb 2004|
|Pages||11 - 13|
Penetrating abdominal trauma (PAT) is seen daily in our trauma ward. We present a retrospective study of the patients managed in our hospital (Polokwane Hospital, Limpopo) from January 1999 to March 2000. <br>Epidemiology, mechanism of injury, patterns of injury, management, morbidity and overall mortality were recorded for analysis. Morbidity and mortality were commonly associated with peritonitis and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome.
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