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Cell Count Ratio for Detection of Hollow Organ Perforation

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery
Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Perforation of a hollow organ during trauma may be hard to diagnose by diagnostic peritoneal lavage since these organs bleed minimally and it may take several hours for an inflammatory response to be manifest to spilled contents. The cell count ratio done on lavage fluid and blood can help identify those patients with a perforated hollow viscus.

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