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Aust N Z J Surg. 1995 Feb;65(2):75-6.

Assessment of blunt abdominal trauma.

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  • 1Monash University Department of Surgery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Abstract

Computerized tomography (CT) scanning and diagnostic peritoneal lavage have often been seen as competing modalities in the assessment of blunt abdominal trauma. Each has its own strengths and weakness. A judicious use of both modalities can result in improved diagnostic accuracy. An algorithm for their appropriate use is suggested.

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