haemoperitoneum


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haemoperitoneum

he·mo·per·i·to·ne·um

(hē'mō-per'i-tŏ-nē'ŭm)
Blood in the peritoneal cavity.
Synonym(s): haemoperitoneum.

haemoperitoneum

Free blood within the PERITONEAL CAVITY.
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Sonographic detection of visceral injury has low sensitivity, with one study revealing the presence of visceral injury on CT in 34% of patients with no evidence of haemoperitoneum.
A Cochrane systematic review found that the sensitivity for detecting haemoperitoneum in trauma patients was 85-95% and the specificity higher.
CT scan showed resolving periduodenal haematoma and resolved pelvic haemoperitoneum.
A second laparotomy was performed two hours later, at which a haemoperitoneum of 600 ml was found with generalized oozing but no identifiable bleeding points.
Prospective evaluation of non- radiologist performed emergency abdominal ultrasound for haemoperitoneum.
6,7) The original indication was to detect haemoperitoneum in the emergency department (ED), thereby offering a non-invasive alternative to diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) and also expediting time-critical surgical management for trauma patients.