Keywords : Blunt
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 3436-3439
Background: The present study was conducted for evaluating the role of imaging techniques in blunt abdominal injury.
Materials &Methods: A total of 100 patients with presence of blunt abdominal trauma were enrolled. Complete demographic and clinical details of all the patients were obtained. All patients underwent both Ultrasound and CT and the time gap between the two were tried to be kept to a minimum. Emergent sonography for trauma was performed simultaneously with physical assessment, resuscitation, and stabilization within minutes of a patient’s arrival. All the results were recorded and analysed using SPSS Software.
Results: Mean age of the patients was 36.5 years. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of ultrasound in detection of abdominal visceral organ injuries was 82.3 percent, 100 percent and 88.10 percent respectively. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of CT in detection of abdominal visceral organ injuries was 98.3 percent, 100 percent and 97.1 percent respectively.
Conclusion: Though ultrasound is the best initial imaging modality of choice, many injuries were missed, when used alone.While USG abdomen was used in conjunction with CT abdomen, better diagnostic results were obtained.