A Diagnostic Delay of 5 Hours Increases the Risk of Death After Blunt Hollow Viscus Injury


Malinoski D. J. , Patel M. S. , Yakar D. , Green D., Qureshi F., Inaba K., ...More

JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE, vol.69, no.1, pp.84-87, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/ta.0b013e3181db37f5
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-87

Abstract

Background: Hollow viscus injuries (HVI) are uncommon after blunt trauma, and accomplishing a timely diagnosis can be difficult. Time to operative intervention has been implicated as a risk factor for mortality, but reports are conflicting.