ULTRASCHALL UND LAVAGE BEIM STUMPFEN BAUCHTRAUMA POLYTRAUMATISIERTER PATIENTEN

Translated title of the contribution: Ultrasound and lavage in polytrauma patients with blunt abdominal trauma

R. Grussner, K. Ruckert, H. J. Klotter, A. Kuhnert

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Abstract

The reliability of sonography and peritoneal lavage in assessing the need for immediate surgical intervention in blunt abdominal trauma was examined in a controlled prospective and retrospective study. Whereas no false results occurred using peritoneal lavage, false negative findings in sonography were 9.8% and false positive findings 3.9%. A significant difference was also found on retrospective evaluation of all cases with diagnostic peritoneal lavage (2.2% false results) and ultrasound investigations (14.9% false results). This demonstrates that sonography cannot fully replace peritoneal lavage as a diagnostic method in blunt abdominal trauma.

Translated title of the contributionUltrasound and lavage in polytrauma patients with blunt abdominal trauma
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)1521-1526
Number of pages6
JournalDeutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Volume110
Issue number40
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985

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