[Additional intra-abdominal injuries in multiple-traumatized patients with pelvic fractures. Difficulties in diagnosis and therapy].

@article{Varney1990AdditionalII,
  title={[Additional intra-abdominal injuries in multiple-traumatized patients with pelvic fractures. Difficulties in diagnosis and therapy].},
  author={Mike Varney and Ingeborg Fischer and H Becker and Ernst Derra and H. D. R{\"o}her},
  journal={Aktuelle Traumatologie},
  year={1990},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={226-30}
}
Between 1.1. 1987 to 31.12. 1988 178 polytraumatized patients were treated with 62 patients demonstrating pelvic fractures. In 58% of patients injured by rapid falls pelvic fractures were diagnosed compared to only 25% of all patients with traffic accidents. 22% of all polytraumatized patients suffered from intraabdominal injuries, with raise to 47% in patients with pelvic fractures. To avoid unnecessary laparotomies caused by questionable positive lavage ultrasonography is recommended because… CONTINUE READING