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Upper abdominal trauma in children: imaging evaluation. AJR Am J Roentgenol 1984 Mar;142(3):449-60 PMID: 6607623

Pubmed ID

6607623

Abstract

One hundred consecutive children with serious blunt upper-abdominal injury were evaluated prospectively to assess the accuracy and usefulness of emergency computed tomography (CT) compared with liver-spleen scintigraphy and sonography. Ninety-five hemodynamically stable patients were imaged. The results of this 20-month study indicate that CT has fewer false negatives and false positives than scintigraphy or sonography, that CT is useful in abdominal trauma, and that CT provides the most information of any single diagnostic imaging test commonly available.

Author List

Kaufman RA, Towbin R, Babcock DS, Gelfand MJ, Guice KS, Oldham KT, Noseworthy J

Author

Keith T. Oldham MD Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Abdominal Injuries
Adolescent
Child
Child, Preschool
Emergencies
Female
Humans
Kidney
Liver
Male
Radionuclide Imaging
Spleen
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ultrasonography
Wounds, Nonpenetrating
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