Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage Through an Abdominal Stab Wound

Yoram Klein, Hani Haider, Mark G. McKenney, Mauricio Lynn, Stephen M. Cohn

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Abstract

Diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) is one of the most useful tools in the diagnosis of intraperitoneal injuries secondary to stab wounds. The lavage catheter is inserted into the peritoneal cavity through a surgical incision or a blind puncture. Complications related to the catheter insertion were previously reported in both techniques. We describe 2 cases in which the lavage catheter was inserted through the stab wound itself after local wound exploration clearly demonstrated violation of the peritoneum. We suggest that in anterior abdominal stab wounds, the DPL can be safely and effectively performed through the stab wound if penetration to the peritoneum is diagnosed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-560
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2003

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Stab Wounds
Peritoneal Lavage
Catheters
Peritoneum
Therapeutic Irrigation
Peritoneal Cavity
Wounds and Injuries
Punctures

Keywords

  • Abdominal injuries
  • Peritoneal lavage
  • Stab
  • Wounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage Through an Abdominal Stab Wound. / Klein, Yoram; Haider, Hani; McKenney, Mark G.; Lynn, Mauricio; Cohn, Stephen M.

In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 21, No. 7, 01.11.2003, p. 559-560.

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Klein, Yoram ; Haider, Hani ; McKenney, Mark G. ; Lynn, Mauricio ; Cohn, Stephen M. / Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage Through an Abdominal Stab Wound. In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2003 ; Vol. 21, No. 7. pp. 559-560.
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