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Algorithm of Stassen et al for Management of a Patient with an Abdominal Seat Belt Sign

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Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
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Stassen et al used a diagnostic algorithm to evaluate patients with an abdominal seat belt sign. This can help reduce the missing of occult intestinal injuries yet minimize negative exploratory abdominal laparotomies. The authors are from the University of Louisville, Stanford University, and Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.

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