Implications of the "contrast blush" finding on computed tomographic scan of the spleen in trauma.

@article{Omert2001ImplicationsOT,
  title={Implications of the "contrast blush" finding on computed tomographic scan of the spleen in trauma.},
  author={Laurel A Omert and Daniel Salyer and C. Michael Dunham and John Porter and Andr{\'e}s Silva and Jack Protetch},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={272-7; discussion 277-8}
}
BACKGROUND The "contrast blush" (CB) computed tomographic (CT) scan finding has often been used clinically as an indicator for therapeutic splenic intervention (SI) (splenectomy, splenorrhaphy, or angiographic embolization). We sought to examine the prognostic significance of this finding. METHODS The records and CT scans of 324 trauma patients from two Level I trauma centers who had blunt splenic injury and a CT scan of the abdomen within 24 hours of admission were reviewed and screened for… CONTINUE READING

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