WSES guidelines on blunt and penetrating bowel injury: diagnosis, investigations, and treatment

Luke Smyth, Cino Bendinelli, Nicholas Lee, Matthew G. Reeds, Eu Jhin Loh, Francesco Amico, Zsolt J. Balogh, Salomone Di Saverio, Dieter Weber, Richard Peter ten Broek, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Giampiero Campanelli, Solomon Gurmu Beka, Massimo Chiarugi, Vishal G. Shelat, Edward Tan, Ernest Moore, Luigi Bonavina, Rifat Latifi, Andreas HeckerJim Khan, Raul Coimbra, Giovanni D. Tebala, Kjetil Søreide, Imtiaz Wani, Kenji Inaba, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Kaoru Koike, Gabriele Sganga, Walter L. Biffl, Osvaldo Chiara, Thomas M. Scalea, Gustavo P. Fraga, Andrew B. Peitzman, Fausto Catena

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The aim of this paper was to review the recent literature to create recommendations for the day-to-day diagnosis and surgical management of small bowel and colon injuries. Where knowledge gaps were identified, expert consensus was pursued during the 8th International Congress of the World Society of Emergency Surgery Annual (September 2021, Edinburgh). This process also aimed to guide future research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number13
JournalWorld Journal of Emergency Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022


  • Blunt trauma
  • Bowel injury
  • Bowel injury diagnosis
  • Bowel injury management
  • Bowel trauma
  • CT diagnosis bowel injury
  • CT signs bowel injury
  • Penetrating trauma
  • Surgical management bowel injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine


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