Background: Blunt abdominal trauma is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among all age groups. Many injuries may not manifest during the initial assessment and treatment period.
Methods: Hospital based prospective study conducted at Dept. of General Surgery, S.P.Medical College and P.B.M Hospital, Bikaner
Results: Case distribution according to organ involved consisted of 27 cases of liver injury 25 of these cases were managed conservatively , and only two were operated.18 cases were of splenic injury 16 of which were managed conservatively and two underwent surgery.
Conclusions: Males were pre-dominantly affected. Road traffic accident was the most common cause of injury. Though conservative management is successful in carefully selected patients, operative management remains the main stay of treatment.
Keywords: Blunt abdominal trauma, Liver injury, Perforation, Splenic injury