The "dependent viscera" sign in CT diagnosis of blunt traumatic diaphragmatic rupture.

@article{Bergin2001TheV,
  title={The "dependent viscera" sign in CT diagnosis of blunt traumatic diaphragmatic rupture.},
  author={D. Bergin and R. Ennis and C. Keogh and H. Fenlon and J. Murray},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2001},
  volume={177 5},
  pages={
          1137-40
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to describe the "dependent viscera" sign and determine its usefulness at CT in the diagnosis of diaphragmatic rupture after blunt abdominal trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study sample consisted of 28 consecutive patients (19 men, nine women) between 17 and 74 years old (mean age, 31 years) who had undergone abdominal CT and subsequent emergency laparotomy after a blunt trauma. Ten patients had a diaphragmatic rupture (six, right-sided; four, left… Expand
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