Blunt abdominal trauma in children: risks of nonoperative treatment.

@article{Sjvall1997BluntAT,
  title={Blunt abdominal trauma in children: risks of nonoperative treatment.},
  author={Annika Sj{\"o}vall and Karen Hirsch},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={32 8},
  pages={1169-74}
}
This retrospective study includes 203 children who had intraabdominal injuries after blunt trauma, mainly bicycle accidents and falls. Of 145 patients with splenic injury, seven underwent surgery. There was a 100% splenic salvage rate. Twenty-nine children had hepatic injury and four underwent laparotomy. One patient who was initially treated conservatively had a complicated clinical course with rebleeding that led to two laparotomies. Three of 10 pancreatic injuries were operated on; one of… CONTINUE READING