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Penetrating abdominal trauma seen in ER or go straight to or?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree
In brief: ER- need more info
If there is no injury to intraabdominal structures, or a need to surgically manage the wound itself (big wound or bleeding wound), observation is done.
Not all wounds injure organs, or even completely penetrate the abdominal wall.

In brief: ER- need more info
If there is no injury to intraabdominal structures, or a need to surgically manage the wound itself (big wound or bleeding wound), observation is done.
Not all wounds injure organs, or even completely penetrate the abdominal wall.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Michael Taylor
Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Usually
Usually, patients with penetrating abdominal trauma need to go to the operating room immediately.
In some circumstances, this is not necessary, but that decision should be made by a trauma surgeon at a verified trauma center.

In brief: Usually
Usually, patients with penetrating abdominal trauma need to go to the operating room immediately.
In some circumstances, this is not necessary, but that decision should be made by a trauma surgeon at a verified trauma center.
Dr. Michael Taylor
Dr. Michael Taylor
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