Original article| Volume 21, ISSUE 1, P17-20, July 1933

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Penetrating wounds of the abdomen

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        1. One hundred and eighty cases of penetrating wounds of the abdomen, occurring in civil practice, with a mortality of 46.6 per cent, are reviewed.
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        2. Stab wounds show a much smaller percentage of mortality than do pistol wounds.
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        3. In stab wounds showing eventration with no perforations in 25 cases, there were no mortalities.
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        4. Mortality for the operated cases and a small group of non-operated ones shows practically the same percentage, which was probably an incorrect representation, since among the latter there were many instances in which no perforation was present.
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