Operative and non-operative management of children with abdominal gunshot injuries

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Arslan M. S., Zeytun H., Arslan S., Basuguy E., Okur M. H., Aydogdu B., ...More

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.24, no.1, pp.61-65, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


BACKGROUND: Non-operative management (NOM) is a standard treatment method for solid organ injuries worldwide. There is no consensus on the management of gunshot wounds (GSW) because of the higher frequency of hollow viscus injuries (HVI) and the unpredictable depth of tissue damage produced by kinetic energy transfer during retardation of the bullet. Here we aimed to reevaluate indications for surgery and NOM based on our pediatric patients with abdominal GSW.