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March 1980

Ultrasonic Evaluation of Hepatic and Splenic Trauma

Arch Surg. 1980;115(3):320-321. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380030066014

• Blunt abdominal trauma comprises a major portion of surgical emergencies. These patients require imaging modalities that are rapid and accurate. In two patients with upper abdominal trauma, gray scale ultrasound was successfully used both for initial diagnosis and for monitoring the postoperative course.

(Arch Surg 115:320-321, 1980)