Diagnosis of blunt intestinal and mesenteric injury in the era of multidetector CT technology--are results better?

@article{Ekeh2008DiagnosisOB,
  title={Diagnosis of blunt intestinal and mesenteric injury in the era of multidetector CT technology--are results better?},
  author={Akpofure Peter Ekeh and Jonathan M Saxe and Mbaga S Walusimbi and Kathryn M Tchorz and Randy J Woods and Harry Linne Anderson and Mary C Mccarthy},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2008},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={354-9}
}
BACKGROUND Blunt Bowel and Mesenteric injuries (BBMI) can present diagnostic difficulties and are occasionally recognized in a delayed fashion. Most studies evaluating these injuries predate multidetector Computerized Tomography (CT) scan technology. We set out to analyze whether the current era of multislice CT scanning has led to changes in the incidence of missed injuries in BBMI or altered the patterns of diagnosis. METHODS All patients with blunt small and large intestinal injury as well… CONTINUE READING
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