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Table 2 Summary of abdominal injuries and FAST results in the 97 included patients

From: Predictive value of a false-negative focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST) result in patients with confirmed traumatic abdominal injury

Abdominal injury locationa No. (%) False-negative FAST (No.) True-positive FAST (No.)
Spleen only 29 (29.9) 13 16
Liver only 14 (14.4) 1 13
Kidney only 7 (7.2) 5 2
Bowel only 6 (6.2) 3 3
Liver and spleen 5 (5.2) 1 4
Kidney and spleen 4 (4.1) 1 3
Pancreas only 3 (3.1) 1 2
Adrenal gland and liver 2 (2.1) 0 2
Kidney and liver 2 (2.1) 0 2
Renal artery only 2 (2.1) 2 0
Superior mesenteric artery only 2 (2.1) 1 1
Adrenal gland and kidney 1 (1.0) 1 0
Adrenal gland, kidney, and liver 1 (1.0) 1 0
Adrenal gland, kidney, and spleen 1 (1.0) 1 0
Adrenal gland, liver, and spleen 1 (1.0) 1 0
Bowel and liver 1 (1.0) 0 1
Bowel, iliac vein, and ureter 1 (1.0) 0 1
Bowel, pancreas, and spleen 1 (1.0) 0 1
Inferior mesenteric artery only 1 (1.0) 0 1
Kidney, psoas muscle, and spleen 1 (1.0) 0 1
Renal artery and spleen 1 (1.0) 0 1
Vascular injury not further specified 1 (1.0) 0 1
Pathologic free intra-abdominal fluid without detectable organ injury at CT or surgery 10 (10.3) 8 2
  1. aNinety-four cases were due to blunt trauma, two cases were due to penetrating injury (one case with kidney and liver injury and one case with bowel, iliac vein, and ureteral injury), and in 1 case the type of trauma was unknown