Dilemmas in the diagnosis of blunt enteric trauma

Kemmeter, Paul R.; Senagore, Anthony J.; Smith, Dean; Oostendorp, Leon
August 1998
American Surgeon;Aug1998, Vol. 64 Issue 8, p750
Academic Journal
Discusses the results of a study on the use of early diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) and computed tomography (CT) scans in identifying blunt enteric injuries requiring surgical repair. Determination of the impact of injury time to definitive repair on complication rates; Description of laparotomy study groups; Morbidity rates; Roles for delayed or repeat DPL.


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