Efficiency of tube paracentesis without lavage in detecting minimal intraperitoneal bleeding.

@article{Shaw1976EfficiencyOT,
  title={Efficiency of tube paracentesis without lavage in detecting minimal intraperitoneal bleeding.},
  author={R B Shaw and F J Montegut},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1976},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={244-6}
}
Tube paracentesis without lavage yielded a positive result in an injured child whose condition was clinically stable and who would otherwise have undoubtedly been observed briefly in the hospital and then discharged. On the basis of the positive paracentesis alone, laparotomy was performed which revealed a very minimal injury of the splenic capsule and… CONTINUE READING