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Ann Emerg Med. 1997 Mar;29(3):357-66.

Ultrasound in the evaluation and management of blunt abdominal trauma.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Abstract

Failure to detect intraabdominal injury in the patient with blunt trauma may result in significant morbidity and mortality. The diagnosis of abdominal injury remains a clinical challenge. Presented here is a review of recent literature comparing ultrasound with diagnostic peritoneal lavage and computed tomography in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma.

PMID:
9055775
DOI:
10.1016/s0196-0644(97)70348-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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