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Ultrasound Score (USS) of McKenney et al in a Patient with Abdominal Trauma

Purpose:

To use the ultrasound score (USS) of McKenney et al for evaluating a patient who has had abdominal trauma.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery

Objective:

imaging studies

ICD-10:

S36

Description:

McKenney et al developed an ultrasound score (USS) to describe the accumulation of intra-abdominal fluid in the trauma patient. This can help identify a patient who may require a laparotomy.

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