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GSW to abdomen

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Tue, 08 Apr 2003 08:40:14 -0400

In a message dated 4/7/2003 5:43:49 PM Eastern Standard Time, Traumamd@nyc.rr.com writes:

> 10 min to ligate the iliac veins and shunt the 
> arteries.....hmmm. In the Bronx it takes a little longer
I agree--I was referring to the amount of time EACH should take, not all together, with considerable variation to be expected depending on the patient.  The point being, whatever time it takes will be considerably less than trying definitive repair.