Evaluation of peritoneal lavage and local exploration in lower chest and abdominal stab wounds.

@article{Thal1977EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of peritoneal lavage and local exploration in lower chest and abdominal stab wounds.},
  author={E. Thal},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1977},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={
          642-8
        }
}
  • E. Thal
  • Published 1977
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of trauma
One hundred twenty-three patients with lower chest and abdominal stab wounds were evaluated. If chest wounds were located between the two anterior axillary lines and abdominal examination was negative, peritoneal lavage was performed. If abdominal wounds were located between the two anterior axillary lines and physical examination was negative, local exploration was performed followed by lavage if local exploration was positive. Patients with negative lavage were observed and those with… Expand
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