FREQUENCY OF HEMOPERITONEUM IN BLUNT TRAUMA ON ULTRASOUND
Objective: To determine the frequency and etiology of Hemoperitoneum presenting with blunt abdominal trauma to
the department of Radiology of a tertiary care hospital
Material And Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted in the Radiology Department of Lady
Reading Hospital, Peshawar, from May 2013 to November 2013.
Results: In this study, the number of participants was 237; with mean age of 41 years (standard deviation ± 11.26).
Seventy five percent were males and 25% were females. Seventy eight percent had road traffic accidents, 8% had fall
from height and 14% had assault /Hit, in which 18% had hemoperitoneum.
Conclusion: Early diagnosis of Hemoperitoneum on ultrasound reduces mobility and mortality
Key Words: Hemoperitoneum, trauma, blunt, abdominal, trauma.