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Method of Gulec et al for Detection of Bowel Perforation with Gamma-Guided Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage

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Diagnosis of bowel trauma may be difficult in patients with blunt trauma. Gulec et al used gamma-guided diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) to detect bowel perforation in dogs using a method applicable to trauma patients. The authors are from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

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