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Computed Tomography (CT Scan) in the Management of Genitourinary Trauma

  • Rodrigo Donalisio da Silva
  • Fernando J. Kim
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Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)

Abstract

Trauma is a serious public health problem with significant social and economic costs. Worldwide, trauma accounts for 10% of all mortalities with approximately five million deaths each year. Trauma results in an exorbitant number of disabilities [1]. About half of the deaths due to trauma occur in people during their productive age, and it is the leading cause of death for people between 15 and 45 years old [2].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodrigo Donalisio da Silva
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fernando J. Kim
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyDenver Health Medical Center in DenverDenverUSA
  2. 2.Division of UrologyUniversity of Colorado in DenverDenverUSA

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