Automobile accidents often result in multiple injuries. The use of seat belts has resulted in a 60 percent decrease in injury and a 35 percent reduction of major or fatal trauma. However, the seat belt can also be a cause of injury. Hollow gastrointestinal rupture occurs in 11-18 percent of all patients with blunt abdominal trauma. Of these patients, 0.9-1.7 percent have stomach rupture. However, to date, only one previous case of stomach rupture from seat belt injury has been reported.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wright (John) and Sons, Limited

    42-44 Triangle West
    Bristol,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Dajee, H
    • MacDonald, A C
  • Publication Date: 1982-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 436-437
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386510
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 140
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM