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The Technique and Advantages of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Follow-up of Traumatic Abdomen Solid Organ Injuries

Version 1 : Received: 28 December 2021 / Approved: 30 December 2021 / Online: 30 December 2021 (07:48:03 CET)

How to cite: Di Serafino, M.; Iacobellis, F.; Schillirò, M.L.; Ronza, R.; Verde, F.; Grimaldi, D.; Dell'aversano Orabona, G.; Caruso, M.; Sabatino, V.; Rinaldo, C.; Romano, L. The Technique and Advantages of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Follow-up of Traumatic Abdomen Solid Organ Injuries. Preprints 2021, 2021120479 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202112.0479.v1). Di Serafino, M.; Iacobellis, F.; Schillirò, M.L.; Ronza, R.; Verde, F.; Grimaldi, D.; Dell'aversano Orabona, G.; Caruso, M.; Sabatino, V.; Rinaldo, C.; Romano, L. The Technique and Advantages of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Follow-up of Traumatic Abdomen Solid Organ Injuries. Preprints 2021, 2021120479 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202112.0479.v1).

Abstract

Trauma is one of the most common causes of death or permanent disability in young people, so a timely diagnostic approach is crucial. In polytrauma patients, CEUS has been shown to be more sensitive than US for the detection of solid organ injuries, improving the identification and grading of traumatic abdominal lesions with levels of sensitivity and specificity similar to those seen with MDCT. CEUS is recommended for the diagnostic evaluation of hemodynamically stable patients with isolated blunt moderate-energy abdominal traumas and for the diagnostic follow-up of conservatively managed abdominal traumas. In this pictorial review we illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of CEUS and the procedure details with tips and tricks during investigation of blunt moderate-energy abdominal trauma as well as during follow-up in non-operative management.

Keywords

CEUS; blunt trauma; non operative management; follow-up.

Subject

MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY, Other

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