High PATI Score is Associated with Increase Mortality in Patients with Penetrating Abdominal Injuries; A Retrospective Review
ABSTRACT: Background: Worldwide, injuries due to violence constitute eighth leading cause of death. Penetrating abdominal injuries account for third most common area involved. In literature PATI has been utilized to estimate the severity of abdominal trauma, decision making regarding repairing the damage and even risk of post-operative complications. We aimed and intended to use PATI score (penetrating abdominal trauma index) as a more accurate method of quantifying the extent of damage in patients with the penetrating abdominal trauma and association of high PATI score (>25) with mortality.