PERITONEAL LAVAGE — ITS ROLE IN IMPROVING DIAGNOSTIC ACCURACY OF INTRA-ABDOMINAL TRAUMA

Authors

  • Tariq Mufti
  • Khalid Khan
  • Sajjad A. Malik
  • Tahir Mushtaq

Abstract

Out of forty cases admitted with abdominal injuries eleven were subjected to diagnosticperitoneal lavage due to inconclusive clinical findings, ten out of eleven cases gave true positive ornegative findings giving high index of reliability, no untoward effects of the procedure wererecorded

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