ROLE OF CONTRAST ENHANCED COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY IN BLUNT TRAUMA ABDOMEN

Dr Reena Mathur, Dr Nirbhay Singh

Abstract


Blunt abdominal trauma remains one of the leading emergency encountered in the hospital. Usage of appropriate
diagnostic tools can reduce preventable deaths due to missed injuries and unnecessary urgent laparotomies. This
prospective study was done to evaluate the role of computed tomography (CT scan) in accurate assessment of blunt
trauma abdomen patients.70 cases of blunt abdominal injury were included in the study after taking written informed
consents. Patients were clinically examined and investigated. CT scan was done. Record was made of age, sex, type of
injury and scan results. Organ injury was graded using OIS(Organ Injury Scale ) guidelines. 94% patients were positive
for abdominal injury whereas 6% were negative. Spleen(40%) was the commonest organ injury involved. In conclusion
CT scan showed a sensitivity of 98.4% and specificity of 100% in evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma. In evaluation of
blunt abdominal injury CT scan is reliable


Keywords


Blunt abdominals injury, Computed tomography, Organ injury scale, Reliable

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