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Intra-abdominal sepsis--ultrasound evaluation.

Authors
  • Mehta, M H
  • Webster, W
  • Hynes, D M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the Canadian Association of Radiologists
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1978
Volume
29
Issue
2
Pages
122–123
Identifiers
PMID: 659479
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The advent of grey-scale ultrasound has made this facility an irreplaceable tool for diagnostic imaging techniques. Although well established in obstetric management, its application to abdominal "body" scanning is not yet fully realized and accepted. These case presentations demonstrate the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis, localization and clinical management of patients with intra-abdominal sepsis. It is emphasized that ultrasound should be used early in the work-up of such problems and is rapidly becoming the investigation of choice. The diagnostic information provided facilitates management, reduces the need for complex investigations and occasionally makes surgery unnecessary.

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