Penetrating Abdominal Trauma Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 13, 2017
  • Author: Patrick Offner, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Problems to be considered in patients with penetrating abdominal trauma include the following:

  • Coagulopathy

  • Comorbid medical conditions

  • Concomitant closed head injury

  • Concomitant penetrating chest injury

Differential Diagnoses