Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Injured Belly Outlook

What to expect with an abdominal injury:

  • The outlook for abdominal injury depends on the severity of the injury.
  • About 10 percent of those admitted to the hospital for abdominal trauma die from the injuries.

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Last Updated: Feb 22, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Injured Belly References
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