Computed tomography grading systems poorly predict the need for intervention after spleen and liver injuries.

@article{Cohn2009ComputedTG,
  title={Computed tomography grading systems poorly predict the need for intervention after spleen and liver injuries.},
  author={Stephen M. Cohn and Jorge I. Arango and John G. Myers and Peter A. Lopez and Rachelle Babbitt Jonas and Lindsay L. Waite and Michael G Corneille and R. Malcolm Stewart and Daniel L. Dent},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2009},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={133-9}
}
Computed tomography (CT) grading systems are often used clinically to forecast the need for interventions after abdominal trauma with solid organ injuries. We compared spleen and liver CT grading methods to determine their utility in predicting the need for operative intervention or angiographic embolization. Abdominal CT scans of 300 patients with spleen injuries, liver injuries, or both were evaluated by five trauma faculty members blinded to clinical outcomes. Studies were graded by American… CONTINUE READING
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