Verletzungen des intestinums: Diagnostik und therapie

Translated title of the contribution: Intestinal injuries: Diagnostics and therapy

H. P. Bruch*, R. Bouchard, C. Eckmann, P. Kujath

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The overall incidence of intestinal injuries in blunt or penetrating abdominal trauma is about 25%. The decisive point in the treatment of these injuries is the time. A delay of more than 24 hours in treatment leads to mortality rates up to 50%. A safe diagnostic method for the evidence or exclusion of intestinal injury does not exist yet. Uncertain cases call for an explorative laparotomy. Invasive and noninvasive diagnostic procedures have to be taken into account together with clinical data. The history and the result of the clinical examination are still of highest value in the diagnosis of blunt and penetrating abdominal trauma.

Translated title of the contributionIntestinal injuries: Diagnostics and therapy
Original languageGerman
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)318-327
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 05.10.2001

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  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)


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