Ultrasound in the evaluation and management of blunt abdominal trauma

K. E. Nordenholz, M. A. Rubin, G. G. Gularte, H. K. Liang, K. H. Todd

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-366
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of emergency medicine
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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  • Emergency Medicine

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    Nordenholz, K. E., Rubin, M. A., Gularte, G. G., Liang, H. K., & Todd, K. H. (1997). Ultrasound in the evaluation and management of blunt abdominal trauma. Annals of emergency medicine, 29(3), 357-366. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0196-0644(97)70348-2