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ROLE OF ULTRASONOGRAPHY IN DETERMINING THE RESULTS OF BLUNT ABDOMINAL TRAUMA

Dr. Muhammad Umer Gul, Dr. Tahreem Maqsood, Dr. Mubashra Shamshad

Aim: The main purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of abdominal ultrasound in victims of blunt trauma and to determine its sensitivity and specificity among these patients.

Method: This descriptive cross-sectional study was held in the emergency department and Surgical Unit of Jinnah Hospital Lahore for One-year duration from March 2018 to March 2019.

Study design: A descriptive cross-sectional study.

Place and duration: In the emergency department and Surgical Unit II of Jinnah Hospital Lahore for One-year duration from March 2018 to March 2019.

Conclusion: The timely availability of ultrasound after blunt trauma can in most cases speed up diagnosis and decision on surgery. Hemodynamically unstable patients should be operated early to prevent morbidity and mortality. Discounts should be available throughout the day in emergency surgical situations to facilitate decision making. Keywords: Blunt abdominal trauma, ultrasound, FAST (focused assessment with sonography in trauma)

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