Preoperative ultrasound to predict infraumbilical adhesions: a study of diagnostic accuracy.

@article{Tu2005PreoperativeUT,
  title={Preoperative ultrasound to predict infraumbilical adhesions: a study of diagnostic accuracy.},
  author={Frank F. Tu and Georgine M. Lamvu and Katherine Hartmann and John F. Steege},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={192 1},
  pages={
          74-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the test characteristics of preoperative abdominal ultrasound in predicting infraumbilical adhesions in women. STUDY DESIGN This was a diagnostic test study of 60 women at risk for intra-abdominal adhesions undergoing laparoscopy or vertical laparotomy. Participants underwent periumbilical sonographic measurement of visceral slide (longitudinal movement of the viscera during a cycle of respiration). RESULTS Prevalence of infraumbilical… CONTINUE READING
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