Study of Treatment Modalities for Blunt Abdominal Trauma and its Medicolegal Aspect

Authors

  • Keyur N. Surati
  • Jainam Shah
  • Rohit Zariwala
  • Yogesh Modiya
  • Jatin Modi
  • Ronak Modi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i3.18286

Keywords:

Trauma; Injuries; Blunt Abdomen; Treatment.

Abstract

Background: Blunt abdominal trauma management has changed drastically from surgical to conservative. In our
study we analyzed 100 patients visited hospital with blunt abdominal trauma and diagnostic and management
modalities and medicolegal aspect are discussed.
Study evaluate the incidence and clinical presentation, various available investigations, the organs affected in
blunt abdominal trauma and management of complications, morbidity and mortality following blunt abdominal
injury.To handle such cases to save the patient and our self from litigation.
Material and methods: This study consists an analysis of randomly selected 100 cases with blunt abdominal
trauma admitted during the period of May 2018 to August 2020. It is a prospective observational study.
Conclusion: Blunt abdominal trauma is on rise due to excessive use of motor vehicles. From our study we
concluded that single solid organ injury patients with hemodynamic stability (specially Grade 1 to grade 3)
managed conservatively more compared to multiple solid organ injury patients and best investigated by USG
FAST and CT scan.Careful record keeping can assist to protect against bogus and false allegations and complaints,
as in court of law documentation is considered as part of witness.

Author Biographies

Keyur N. Surati

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, AMCMET Medical College and L.G. Hospital, Ahmedabad

Jainam Shah

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, NHLMMC and SVP Hospital, Ahmedabad

Rohit Zariwala

Medical Superintendent, Nootan General Hospital, Professor & Head, Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Nootan Medical College & Research Centre, Visnagar, Gujarat

Yogesh Modiya

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, NHLMMC and SVP Hospital, Ahmedabad

Jatin Modi

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, AMCMET Medical College and L.G. Hospital, Ahmedabad

Ronak Modi

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, NHLMMC and SVP Hospital, Ahmedabad

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Published

2022-07-04

How to Cite

Keyur N. Surati, Jainam Shah, Rohit Zariwala, Yogesh Modiya, Jatin Modi, & Ronak Modi. (2022). Study of Treatment Modalities for Blunt Abdominal Trauma and its Medicolegal Aspect. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(3), 222–227. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i3.18286