Usefulness and limitations of ultrasonography in the initial evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma.

@article{Yoshii1998UsefulnessAL,
  title={Usefulness and limitations of ultrasonography in the initial evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma.},
  author={Hiroshi Yoshii and Michihiro Sato and Seiji Yamamoto and Masahiko Motegi and Seijiro Okusawa and Mitsuhide Kitano and Atsushi Nagashima and Masaki Doi and Kiyotsugu Takuma and Kumiko Kato and Naoki Aikawa},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1998},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={45-50; discussion 50-1}
}
BACKGROUND In the assessment of blunt abdominal trauma, the reliability of ultrasonography (US) in identifying individual organ injuries remains uncertain, in spite of its usefulness in detecting hemoperitoneum. This study was designed to evaluate the overall diagnostic value of US, including identification of individual organ injuries. METHODS The accuracy of US in the detection of intra-abdominal injuries and the identification of individual organ injuries was evaluated in 1,239 patients… CONTINUE READING