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Selective nonoperative management of anterior abdominal stab wounds: 1992-2008.

Authors
  • Plackett, Timothy P
  • Fleurat, Jonathan
  • Putty, Brad
  • Demetriades, Demetrios
  • Plurad, David
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2011
Volume
70
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31820b5eb7
PMID: 21307742
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Selective nonoperative management for stab wounds to the anterior abdomen is associated with a decreased operative rate and decreased negative laparotomy rate over time. Selective nonoperative management is both safe and effective for anterior abdominal stab wounds.

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