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INFANTE CARBONELL, Maria Cristina; CABRERA SALAZAR, Jesús  and  PUERTAS ALVAREZ, Juan Francisco. Morbidity and Mortality due to Trauma with visceral injury. MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.7, pp.968-975. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study including patients with abdominal traumas admitted at Dr "Joaquín Castillo Duany¨ Teaching Provincial Hospital in Santiago de Cuba from January, 2002 to December, 2009 was carried out to assess the morbidity and mortality due to abdominal traumas with visceral injuries. In the series, male sex, age group from 20-29 years, open abdominal traumas and attacks using stabs were predominant. Small intestine and liver were the most affected viscera; while clinical aspects, such as abdominal pain, peritoneal reaction and tachycardia were more useful for the diagnosis. Among the main complications, the infection of surgical wound and the hypovolemic shock were predominant.

Keywords : morbidity and mortality due to abdominal traumas; abdominal trauma with visceral injury; infected intervention wound; hypovolemic shock; secondary health care.

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