0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Traumatic Injuries of the Gall Bladder

EMMETT R. HALL Jr., M.D.; JOHN M. HOWARD, M.D.; GEORGE L. JORDAN, M.D.; WALTER E. MIKESKY, M.D.
AMA Arch Surg. 1956;72(3):520-524. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1956.01270210150025.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Traumatic perforation of the gall bladder is infrequent, occurring in approximately 2% to 3% of all patients with abdominal injury (Table 1). The possibility of damage to this organ must be considered, however, as failure to recognize its existence may result in fatality, whereas the operative management is usually attended with good results. Most reports from civilian hospitals within recent years contain only isolated case presentations. It therefore seemed appropriate to evaluate this type of injury in a city-county hospital where a large number of abdominal injuries are treated.

MATERIAL  A review of the records of all patients treated for traumatic wounds of the abdomen at Jefferson Davis and Veterans Administration Hospitals for the 15-year period ending 1955 revealed that 25 patients had sustained an injury to the gall bladder. Fourteen (56%) of the injuries were due to bullets, nine (36%) to stab wounds, and two (8%) to blunt trauma

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();