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Table 1 Patient demographics and injury characteristics

From: A decade of experience with injuries to the gallbladder

Total patients 45
Mean Age 27 years (SD: 8.69)
Male 87%
Median Injury Severity Score 20 (range: 9-41)
Hemodynamic Instability 49%
Median Length of Stay (hospital) 22 days (range: 0-108)
Median Length of Stay (ICU) 12 days (range: 1-107)
Mortality 24%
Penetrating Mechanism of Injury 89%
   Gunshot Wounds 24
   Stab Wounds 16
   Pedestrians Struck 3
   Motor Vehicle Collisions 2
Associated Intraabdominal Injuries  
   Liver 38
   Large Bowel 18
   Kidney 12
   Pancreas 10
   Small Bowel 8
   Stomach 7
   Abdominal Vascular 5
   Extrahepatic Biliary Tree 3
   Spleen 1
Associated Non-Intraabdominal Injuries  
   Extremity Non-Vascular 11
   Extremity Vascular 5
   Traumatic Brain Injuries 4
   Pulmonary 3
   Extremity Fractures 2
   Cardiac 1