Epidemiology of Abdominal Trauma

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Traumas are a major health care concern owing to their frequency and potential seriousness because they occur in relatively young subjects. Mortality rates of abdominal traumas are estimated to range between 10 and 30%. Hemorrhagic shock is considered to be a therapeutic emergency when it occurs following abdominal traumas. Over the past 30 years, computed tomodensitometry has become the reference examination for the initial management and the follow-up of patients with abdominal traumas. At the same time, the surgical indications have decreased in favor of an “armed surveillance”, including a combination of reanimation procedures, surgical interventions, and interventional radiology procedures.


Injury Severity Score Hemorrhagic Shock Abdominal Trauma Blunt Abdominal Trauma Polytraumatized Patient 


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