Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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Due to blunt or crushing abdominal injuries from sudden deceleration in a motor vehicle accident, or more rarely stab and gunshot wounds.
See abdominal contents such as bowel or solid viscera in the chest. Can be confirmed by passing a nasogastric tube or performing an upper GI exam.
See References Chapter.
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