blunt trauma

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Any injury sustained from blunt force, which may be related to MVAs/RTAs, or mishaps, falls or jumps, blows or crush injuries from animals, blunt objects or unarmed assailants

blunt trauma

Molecular Any injury sustained from blunt force, which may be related to MVAs, or mishaps, falls or jumps, blows or crush injuries from animals, blunt objects or unarmed assailants. Cf Penetrating trauma.

blunt trauma

A wound in which the surface of the skin remains intact, caused by impact or collision with a blunt object, e.g., an automobile fender.
Synonym: nonpenetrating wound
See also: trauma
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The risk of intra-abdominal injuries in pediatric patients with stable blunt abdominal trauma and negative abdominal computed tomography.
A review of 19, 261 patients with blunt abdominal trauma revealed equal incidence of hollow viscus injuries in both children (i.
Laparotomy was indicated in a patient with blunt abdominal trauma when they have signs of peritonitis, uncontrolled shock or hemorrhage, clinical deterioration during observation, and hemoperitoneum findings.
Mortality and morbidity rates for BAT vary with the severity of the injury, the degree of injury to other associated organs, expereance of trauma team, and the treatment plan utilized in the accident field, in the first two years of this study the mortality rate was about 20% in the three different hospitals, while in the last two years of the study the mortality declined to about 10% probably it is related to The improved methods of prevention and management of patient with blunt abdominal trauma undoubtly accounted for some of the reduction in the incidence of mortality and morbidity rate gained in the first two years.
Blunt abdominal trauma can result in serious injury to the internal organs.
Wallstent placement in a renal artery after blunt abdominal trauma.
We report a case of posterior gastric rupture following blunt abdominal trauma with CT findings of free intraperitoneal air and disruption of the posterior wall with leakage of gastric contents.
The present study was undertaken to determine the accuracy of liver enzyme measurement in predicting liver injury associated with pediatric blunt abdominal trauma.
Medical records of all pediatric patients with suspected blunt abdominal trauma seen by the Broward General Medical Center Trauma Service between January 1992 and April 1998 were reviewed.
All 44 patients brought to the emergency department and classified on arrival as having blunt abdominal trauma had abdominal CT scan with intravenous contrast medium and were admitted to the hospital.
To our knowledge, blunt abdominal trauma in soccer is rare, and no previous case of pancreatic trauma has been reported.
A recent preliminary report [27] suggests that MRCP can detect or exclude pancreatic injury caused by blunt abdominal trauma.