[The value of ultrasound diagnosis in blunt abdominal and thoracic injuries].

@article{Strittmatter1988TheVO,
  title={[The value of ultrasound diagnosis in blunt abdominal and thoracic injuries].},
  author={B B Strittmatter and Melanie Lausen and Richard Salm and E. J. Kohlberger},
  journal={Langenbecks Archiv fur Chirurgie},
  year={1988},
  volume={373 4},
  pages={202-5}
}
In a prospective study, real-time ultrasonography was applied as the initial imaging procedure in 103 consecutive patients with blunt abdominal or thoracic trauma. Additional peritoneal lavage was not performed. Pathological findings were present in 22 patients (21%). Sensitivity of the examination was 95.5%, with two false positive results, specificity was… CONTINUE READING