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Revista médica de Chile

versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887

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CATAN G, Felipe et al. Ultrasonography performed by surgeons in the management of trauma patients. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2002, vol.130, n.8, pp.892-896. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872002000800008.

Background: Ultrasonography is useful in trauma patients to detect pleural effusions or peritoneal fluid. Aim: To assess the value of ultrasonography performed by surgeons in the assessment of trauma patients. Material and methods: A retrospective review of ultrasonography reports and clinical history of 284 trauma patients. Results: One hundred fifty six patients had blunt trauma and 128 had penetrating trauma. Ultrasonography detected peritoneal fluid in 20%, pericardial effusion in 1% and pleural effusion in 1%. Eight percent had visceral damage or hematomas, without peritoneal fluid. None of the patients with a normal ultrasonography required surgery for hemoperitoneum; however, four patients had intestinal perforations and required surgery. Conclusions: Ultrasonography had a 100% sensitivity and specificity for the detection of clinically significant hemoperitoneum. Emergency ultrasonography performed by surgeons is useful and accurate (Rev Méd Chile 2002; 130: 892-6)

Palabras clave : Surgical procedures, operative; Trauma centers; Trauma severity indices; Ultrasonography.

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