Research Article
Volume 7 Issue 3 - 2020
Penetrating Injuries due to Violence (Stabs) in an Urban Population. 3 Year Analysis
Guillermo Padrón Arredondo*
General Surgeon, Surgery Department General Hospital Playa del Carmen, México
*Corresponding Author: Guillermo Padrón Arredondo, General Surgeon, Surgery Department General Hospital Playa del Carmen, México.
Received: January 22, 2020; Published: February 11, 2020


Background: White gun injuries in emerging cities such as Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo this phenomenon has increased alarmingly.

Material and Method: Descriptive and cross-sectional study on patients with penetrating trauma by knife in any part of the body during a period of three years (2017 - 2019). 

Results: Obtain thirty-eight cases, 36 were male and two female; 27 cases were related to alcohol intake. 17 cases were admitted to the resuscitation unit in a state of shock, 14 were placed with a pleural catheter, 29 were taken to the operating room, three cases presented with postoperative complications, five were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and there was one death. 

Discussion: Prehospital care by citizens or the police who are the first to observe a crime is necessary because the time decreases while the ambulance arrives and the injured is transported in a private vehicle, which reduces mortality upon arrival at the hospital. The treatment of hemodynamically stable wounds continues in controversy but when they present multiple lesions they can present intra-abdominal damage and clinical observation may not be appropriate in these cases, therefore imaging support and the surgeon's findings are required. 

Conclusion: The results obtained in the care of victims who entered our hospital presented a low in-hospital mortality.

Keywords: Stabbing Injury; Trauma; Penetrating; Mortality; Violence


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Citation: Guillermo Padrón Arredondo. “Penetrating Injuries due to Violence (Stabs) in an Urban Population. 3 Year Analysis”. EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 7.3 (2020): 01-06.

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