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Chapter 1

Abdominal Stab Wounds: The WTA Algorithm

Rob Orman, MD and Clay Smith, MD
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When a patient presents with an abdominal stab wound and there are intestines coming out of the hole, it’s no great mystery as to what’s going on. But what about the equivocal case where the patient has a small puncture and is relatively well appearing? Image, observe, explore the wound? In this episode, Clay Smith from Journal Feed walks us through a recently published guideline on how to evaluate patients stabbed in the abdomen that addresses this and pretty much every other stabby abdominal scenario.

 

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