Cell count ratio: new criterion of diagnostic peritoneal lavage for detection of hollow organ perforation.

@article{Fang1998CellCR,
  title={Cell count ratio: new criterion of diagnostic peritoneal lavage for detection of hollow organ perforation.},
  author={J F Fang and R J Chen and Being-Chuan Lin},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1998},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={540-4}
}
OBJECTIVES Diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) had been widely used in evaluating patients with suspected intraperitoneal injuries due to its high sensitivity. If the positive criteria are strictly followed, however, the incidence of nontherapeutic laparotomies will be unacceptably high. This realization has become more important recently with the popularization of nonoperative treatment for blunt solid organ injuries. For these patients, the early diagnosis of an associated hollow organ… CONTINUE READING
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