CT in children with rupture of the bowel caused by blunt trauma: diagnostic efficacy and comparison with hypoperfusion complex.

@article{Sivit1994CTIC,
  title={CT in children with rupture of the bowel caused by blunt trauma: diagnostic efficacy and comparison with hypoperfusion complex.},
  author={Carlos J. Sivit and Martin R. Eichelberger and George A Taylor},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1994},
  volume={163 5},
  pages={1195-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of CT in diagnosing bowel rupture in children after blunt trauma and to compare CT findings in children with bowel rupture with those in children with the hypoperfusion complex. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Twenty-one (1%) of 1488 children who had contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen after blunt trauma had a bowel rupture subsequently verified at surgery or autopsy. Thirty-three additional children had a… CONTINUE READING

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