The accuracy of FAST in relation to grade of solid organ injuries: A retrospective analysis of 226 trauma patients with liver or splenic lesion

@inproceedings{Schnriger2009TheAO,
  title={The accuracy of FAST in relation to grade of solid organ injuries: A retrospective analysis of 226 trauma patients with liver or splenic lesion},
  author={Beat Schn{\"u}riger and Joachim Kilz and Daniel Inderbitzin and Miranda Schafer and Ralph Kickuth and Martin Luginb{\"u}hl and Daniel Candinas and Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos and Heinz Zimmermann},
  booktitle={BMC Medical Imaging},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND This study investigated the role of a negative FAST in the diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm of multiply injured patients with liver or splenic lesions. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 226 multiply injured patients with liver or splenic lesions treated at Bern University Hospital, Switzerland. RESULTS FAST failed to detect free fluid or organ lesions in 45 of 226 patients with spleen or liver injuries (sensitivity 80.1%). Overall specificity was 99.5%. The positive and… CONTINUE READING
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