Patient presents with penetrating injury to the right flank. Next step in management is ?
|D||Primary suturing and closure|
a. Penetrating injury over flank required preoperative evaluation by CECT because bulk of tissue in flank.
b. Approximately 25% of all trauma victims will require abdominal exploration. For these reasons, several diagnostic modalities have evolved during the past 3 decades, including diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL), ultrasound, CT, and laparoscopy, all of which have advantages, disadvantages, and limitations.
c. In modern trauma centers in the 21st century, better noninvasive technology favors the use of ultrasound and CT in the evaluation of trauma victims
Advantages and Disadvantages of Abdominal Computed Tomography