Management of abdominal Trauma at Al-Gamhouria General Modern Hospital-Aden-Yemen
University of Aden Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences,
Vol. 26 No. 2 (2022),
Abdominal injury is relatively common in both civilian and military casualties and isa leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to identify the prevalence of abdominal traumaو to evaluate its impact on the intraperitoneal and Retroperitoneum organs, and to evaluate various modalities of management and its outcome.
This is a prospective study conducted at Al-Gamhouria Modern General Hospital, from 1stJanuary 2013 up to 31stDecember 2014. This study involved 70 patients whowerediagnosed as abdominal trauma and admitted to the hospital during the study period. Data were collectedfrom the patients by their clinical history, examination and appropriate investigations. Male patients were predominantly more than female, 65 (92.9%) vs.5 (7.1%). Abdominal trauma involved young people with the mean age of31.3 ± 13.9 years; most of them were from Aden. Penetrating injuries were more prevalent compared to blunt injuries, as the mode of injury was mostly due to gunshots. The most frequently injured abdominal organ was small bowel.Complications occurred in 25(35.7%) patients. Woundinfection was the most common complications.Operative intervention was the treatmentoption for most patients with abdominal trauma.
Abdominal Injury, Clinical Presentation, Post-operative Complication
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