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Intra-abdominal Injuries Caused by Automobile Seat Belts

Intra-abdominal Injuries Caused by Automobile Seat Belts Automobile safety belts rarely cause intra-abdominal injury, especially if properly worn. Only 23 cases have been previously reported in the literature. When such injury does occur, evidence of it may not be apparent when the patient is first seen. The physician must be alert to this possibility. Physical findings, blood studies, paracentesis, and diagnostic roentgenograms may lead to the diagnosis or indicate the necessity for an exploratory laparotomy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Intra-abdominal Injuries Caused by Automobile Seat Belts

JAMA , Volume 201 (10) – Sep 4, 1967

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1967 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1967.03130100033009
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Abstract

Automobile safety belts rarely cause intra-abdominal injury, especially if properly worn. Only 23 cases have been previously reported in the literature. When such injury does occur, evidence of it may not be apparent when the patient is first seen. The physician must be alert to this possibility. Physical findings, blood studies, paracentesis, and diagnostic roentgenograms may lead to the diagnosis or indicate the necessity for an exploratory laparotomy.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 4, 1967

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