March 1972

Abdominal Stab Wound Sinogram Demonstrating Pericardial Penetration

Author Affiliations

USA; USA, Ft Bragg, NC
From the Department of the Army, Womack Army Hospital Specialized Treatment Center, Ft Bragg, NC.

Arch Surg. 1972;104(3):340-341. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180030086020

Penetration of the pericardium by an epigastric stab wound was diagnosed by a sinogram which was useful in management of the case. It is concluded that the technique should be used routinely for stab wounds of the epigastrium.