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The efficacy of four-slice helical CT in evaluating pancreatic trauma: a single institution experience

Author(s): Lee Wei-Jing | Foo Ning-Ping | Lin Hung-Jung | Huang Yen-Chang | Chen Kuo-Tai

Journal: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes
ISSN 1752-2897

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Abstract Study objective To assess the efficacy of computed tomography (CT) in evaluating patients with pancreatic trauma. Methods We undertook a retrospective review of all blunt trauma patients admitted to the Chi-Mei Medical Center from January 2004 to June 2006. Every patients underwent abdominal CT scan in emergency department and the CT scans were obtained with a four-slice helical CT. Diagnosis of a pancreatic injury in these patients was by surgical observation or by CT findings. Radiographic pancreatic injuries were classified as deep or superficial lesions. Deep lesions were defined as the hematomas or lacerations >50% thickness of the pancreas. Superficial lesions were described as the hematomas or lacerations
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