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A new method of diagnosing diaphragmatic injury using intraperitoneal technetium: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1635099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The diagnosis of diaphragmatic laceration following blunt or penetrating trauma is often difficult to establish. Delay in recognition of this injury can be life threatening, resulting in herniation of abdominal viscera with possible strangulation or respiratory embarrassment. Previous animal studies from our institution have documented that intra-abdominal instillation of technetium sulfur colloid is a sensitive method to diagnose diaphragmatic disruption. We now present a case of diaphragmatic injury where the preoperative diagnosis was accurately made using this method when other imaging studies were inconclusive.
A Halldorsson; M J Esser; W Rappaport; J Valente; G Hunter; K McIntyre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of trauma     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0022-5282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-25     Completed Date:  1992-08-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376373     Medline TA:  J Trauma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Arizona Health Science Center, Tucson 85724.
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MeSH Terms
Diaphragm / injuries,  radionuclide imaging*,  surgery
Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid / diagnostic use
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / radionuclide imaging*,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid

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