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Conditions That Limit the Quality of the FAST Examination in the Assessment of Blunt Abdominal Trauma

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

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Description:

A number of conditions may interfere with the diagnostic usability of the FAST examination for evaluating a patient with blunt abdominal trauma. Recognition of these problems can allow for alternative diagnostic methods to be used, such as computed tomography (CT).

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