Table 3.

Further tests in patients with negative peritoneal scintigraphy results (several tests per patient)

Suspected LeakNegative PS (n)CT (n)US (n)X-ray (n)Thoracocentesis (n)
Pleural109107
Pleural and genital221
External genitals2211
Abdominal wall3a12
  • PS, peritoneal scintigraphy; CT, computed tomography; US, ultrasound.

  • a One patient not studied as had sudden cardiac death.