Non-operative management of abdominal gunshot injuries: Is it safe in all cases?

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Iflazoglu N., Ureyen O., Oner O. Z., Meral U. M., Yuluklu M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.34, no.1, pp.38-42, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkjsurg.2017.3795
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.38-42
  • Keywords: Abdominal, gunshot, non-operative management, selective, SELECTIVE CONSERVATIVE MANAGEMENT, NEGATIVE LAPAROTOMY, WOUNDS, TRAUMA, ABDOMEN, MORBIDITY
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: In line with advances in diagnostic methods and expectation of a decrease in the number of negative laparotomies, selective non-operative management of abdominal gunshot wounds has been increasingly used over the last three decades. We aim to detect the possibility of treatment without surgery and present our experience in selected cases referred from Syria to a hospital at the Turkish-Syrian border.