Abdominal Trauma Surgery during Recent U.S. Combat Operations from 2002 to 2016 : Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery , January , 2018
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
From the abstract: "Abdominal surgery constitutes approximately 13% of surgical procedures performed for combat injuries. This study examines the frequencies and type of abdominal surgical procedures performed during recent U.S. Military operations. Methods: A retrospective analysis of the Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DoDTR) was performed for all Role 2 (R2) and Role 3 (R3) medical treatment facilities (MTFs), from January 2002 to May 2016. The 273 ICD-9-CM procedure codes that were identified as abdominal surgical procedures were stratified into 24 groups based on anatomic and functional classifications and then grouped by whether or not they were laparoscopic. Procedure grouping and categorization were determined, and adjudicated if necessary, by subject matter experts. Data analysis used Stata Version 14 (College Station, Texas)."