Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage in Acute Abdominal Disease

@inproceedings{Wolter1979DiagnosticPL,
  title={Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage in Acute Abdominal Disease},
  author={J. Wolter and P. Klaue and W. Engel},
  year={1979}
}
Peritoneal lavage permits rapid formulation of an organized plan of theraphy considering the priorities of the different lesions in patientswith multiple trauma or diagnostics difficulties for other reasons (Table 1). Furthermore it leads to an earlier detection of intraperitoneal hemorrhage thus minimizing the subsequent need for transfusions and the incidence of pro-found requiring emergency surgery(1). 
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Quantitative peritoneal lavage in blunt abdominal trauma.
Peritoneal lavage was studied prospectively in 232 patients with blunt abdominal trauma and proved to be a rapid, safe, prompt, and reliable indicator of the presence or absence of hemoperitoneum.Expand