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Blunt Abdominal Trauma



When a patient presents with severe trauma, are you upto saving them?

  1. FAST Scan
  2. Grading of Hypovolemic shock
  3. Imaging modalities in blunt abdominal trauma
  4. Postoperative ileus
  5. Types of Splenic injury
  6. When to perform a splenectomy
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