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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2019, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 135) Last page : ( 138)
Print ISSN : 0973-9122. Online ISSN : 0973-9130.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-9130.2019.00028.8

The Pattern of Blunt Abdominal Injuries among Autopsies Conducted at Mysore Medical College and Research Institute

Dayananda R1, ShivaKumar K T2, Kumar M P3

1Associate Professor, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute

2Assistant Professor, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute

3Professor and HOD, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute

Online published on 8 February, 2019.

Abstract

Abdominal trauma is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in all age groups in the world. However, identifying serious intra-abdominal pathology due to trauma can be a challenge Visceral injuries of the abdomen following blunt trauma present a great medicolegal problem to the forensic experts. Thus the doctor should remain alert to the development of signs and symptom after blunt trauma to the abdomen otherwise he may be charged of negligence. Among 100 cases of blunt abdominal injury, maximum number of cases belongs to the age group 21–30 yrs. Males were the predominant victims with ratio 2.5: 1. It was found that road traffic accidents were responsible for 58% of blunt abdominal injuries. Among 100 cases of blunt injury, the incidence of the involvement of liver was the most commonly injured organ. Only abdominal injuries were present in the 67% of cases.

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Keywords

Blunt injuries, trauma, Vehicular Accident and Visceral Injuries.

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