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Title: A randomized prospective study comparing non operative management with laparoscopic treatment in patients with a diaphragm injury following left thoracoabdominal stab wounds.
Aim of the Study: The aim of this study is to access the clinical outcome of potential occult diaphragm injuries in a group of patients presenting at the Groote Schuur trauma centre with left sided thoracoabdominal stab wounds, if an expectant non operative management course is taken.
Objects of the Study: To obtain the above mentioned aim the study will undertake;
- to do laparoscopy on a group of randomly selected patients with left thoracoabdominal stab wounds to obtain the incidence of occult diaphragm injury.
- to assess the incidence and clinical outcome of delayed diaphragm visceral herniation in the study group.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Laparoscopy, Clinical follow up
University of Cape Town
University of Cape Town
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:51-0400
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