penetrating trauma

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Related to penetrating trauma: penetrating wound, Abdominal Trauma
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Noun1.penetrating trauma - injury incurred when an object (as a knife or bullet or shrapnel) penetrates into the body
harm, hurt, injury, trauma - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
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Nonoperative management of cardiac trauma as well as colon penetrating trauma can be performed in asymptomatic patients, with close surveillance and selected patients since the standard management is surgery.
Current EAST guidelines (9) strongly recommend diagnostic laparoscopy in all patients with penetrating trauma to the left TA area who have no other indications for laparotomy to diagnose and repair diaphragm injuries.
Age-related gender differential in outcome after blunt or penetrating trauma. Shock 2003,-19: 28-32.
Mortality was significantly higher with penetrating trauma patients than with blunt trauma (57.9% vs 11.6% respectively, P value < 0.05).
Maintaining a high index of suspicion, and early use of simple imaging where there is any possibility of prior penetrating trauma, may assist in early exclusion of a retained foreign body.
He said at the UMass Memorial Medical Center -- University Campus trauma center, about 4 percent of the cases are "penetrating trauma incidents.'' Simply put, those are incidents involving knives or guns.
Traumatic causes of Horner Syndrome include penetrating trauma, such as a stab or bullet wound, and blunt trauma of the neck and upper thorax.
Results: In 43 patients, injuries were caused by blunt trauma in 26 cases and penetrating trauma in 17 cases.
There was no history of blunt or penetrating trauma, nor surgery in the foot.
The pediatric population is exceptionally susceptible to penetrating trauma of the palate due to developing coordination issues and the tendency to put objects into mouths.