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A 30-year-old man presents following a high speed motor vehicle accident

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asked Apr 27, 2014 in General Surgery by Rajesh Bahara

A 30-year-old man presents to the Emergency Department following a high speed motor vehicle accident. He has marked abdominal distenson, a pulse rate of 130 and a blood pressure of 80/50 mmHg. The most appropriate initial investigation would be 

A. abdominal angiogram 

B. abdominal paracentesis 

C. CAT scan of the abdomen 

D. plain X-ray of the abdomen 

E. FAST (focussed abdominal sonography for trauma) scan

 

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E. FAST (focussed abdominal sonography for trauma) scan
answered Apr 27, 2014 by Rajesh Bahara
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