Ultrasonography in thoracic and abdominal stab wound injury: results from the FETTHA study

Conclusions In patients admitted with stab wounds to the torso, eFAST was not sensitive enough to diagnose pneumothorax and haemoperitoneum, but performed better in the detection of cardiac tamponade and haemothorax than the other injuries. More robust multicentre studies are needed to better define the role of eFAST in this specific population.
Source: Emergency Medicine Journal - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Original research Source Type: research