We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
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 |

Colon Injuries

C. Doyle Haynes, MD; Clyde H. Gunn, MD; J. D. Martin Jr., MD
Arch Surg. 1968;96(6):944-948. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1968.01330240090021.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


COLON injuries have long been of great interest to surgeons. This interest was probably stimulated by the very poor results associated with these injuries. As long as people continue to quarrel and live dangerously, these wounds will have a place of importance. Colon injuries are one of the commonest problems seen in large metropolitan hospitals, and in recent years treatment has been a subject of some question. There are those who advocate primary closure in nearly all civilian colon injuries while others think that all injuries should be treated by exteriorization or by colostomy decompression. This debate stems from the fact that most civilian injuries are secondary to low-velocity missiles which cause much less peripheral damage. This is a review of the development in the treatment of colon injuries and a discussion of the management of 266 patients who suffered 302 injuries to the colon.

A list of significant reports


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Also 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.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
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.


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

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

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