Detection of pneumoperitoneum by ultrasound examination: an experimental and clinical study.

@article{Grechenig1999DetectionOP,
  title={Detection of pneumoperitoneum by ultrasound examination: an experimental and clinical study.},
  author={Wolfgang Grechenig and Gerolf Peicha and H. G. Clement and M Grechenig},
  journal={Injury},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={173-8}
}
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The aim of the study is to show the value and reliability of ultrasound examination in detecting free intraabdominal air after blunt abdominal trauma. METHODS The experimental part of this study includes the evaluation of the sonographic morphology of air within liquid and solid tissues. Subsequently air was injected into the abdominal cavities of 10 cadavers and sonography utilized for localization and assessment of the minimal detectable air volume. The clinical part of… CONTINUE READING

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