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Delayed splenic rupture: diagnosed by culdocentesis

P Generelly, T A Moore, J T LeMay
JACEP 1977, 6 (8): 369-71
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Culdocentesis is a valuable asset in the diagnosis of hemoperitoneum in women. A case report of delayed splenic rupture diagnosed by this means emphasizes its usefulness. When compared to paracentesis and peritoneal lavage, culdocentesis is more rapid, theoretically more sensitive, and easier to perform. It is a valuable diagnostic tool.

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