DPL

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dipalmityl lecithin

(dī-păl′mĭ-tĭl),

DPL

A major constituent of pulmonary surfactant.
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The roles of diagnostic laparoscopy (DL), local wound exploration (LWE), diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL), ultrasound (US) and computed tomography (CT), all aimed at reducing hospital stay and negative laparotomy rates, remain unclear.
Diagnostic peritoneal lavage. Surgery 1965, 57, 633-37.
Conventional radiographs, contrast studies, diagnostic peritoneal lavage, ultrasound and induction of pneumoperitoneum are notoriously unreliable at detecting acute diaphragmatic injuries.
8.3 DIAGNOSTIC PERITONEAL LAVAGE: Diagnostic peritoneal lavage was done in 21 cases, out of which 13 were positive and 8 were negative.
Diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) is a technique, which is being extensively studied in comparison with CT regarding its usefulness as an indicator for open surgery.

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