Pattern of abdominal injury in trauma patients
Keywords:Blunt abdominal trauma, Clinical profile, RTA
Background:A high degree of suspicion, of intra-abdominal injuries, even in cases following minor trauma will prevent diagnostic errors. Blunt abdominal trauma generally leads to high mortality, according to various series reported.
Methods: This clinical study was carried out on patients admitted in trauma care unit government general hospital. From the above mentioned source, 120 consecutive cases were taken.
Results:In this study, most common cause of blunt trauma to abdomen was road traffic accidents 82 (68.33%), second common cause was fall from height (20%). Other causes were his by blunt objects and assaults.
Conclusions:Road traffic accidents forms the most common mode of injury, hence measures should be taken to prevent these accidents and care of the victims at the accident site.