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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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
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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