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STAGED ABDOMINAL RE-OPERATION FOR ABDOMINAL TRAUMA [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2003; 9(3): 149-153

STAGED ABDOMINAL RE-OPERATION FOR ABDOMINAL TRAUMA

Korhan Taviloğlu1
Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical School, Department of Surgery, İstanbul, Turkey

Background: To review the current developments in staged abdominal re-operation for abdominal trauma.
Methods: To overview the steps of damage control laparotomy.
Results: The ever increasing importance of the resuscitation phase with current intensive care unit (ICU) support techniques should be emphasized.
Conclusions: General surgeons should be familiar to staged abdominal re-operation for abdominal trauma and collaborate with ICU teams, interventional radiologists and several other specialties to overcome this entity.

Keywords: abdominal trauma, staged laparotomy, abdominal compartment syndrome, damage control surgery

Korhan Taviloğlu. STAGED ABDOMINAL RE-OPERATION FOR ABDOMINAL TRAUMA. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2003; 9(3): 149-153