Blunt abdominal trauma in children.

  title={Blunt abdominal trauma in children.},
  author={Deborah Schonfeld and Lois Kaye Lee},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  volume={24 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review will examine the current evidence regarding pediatric blunt abdominal trauma and the physical exam findings, laboratory values, and radiographic imaging associated with the diagnosis of intra-abdominal injuries (IAI), as well as review the current literature on pediatric hollow viscus injuries and emergency department disposition after diagnosis. RECENT FINDINGS The importance of the seat belt sign on physical examination and screening laboratory data remains… CONTINUE READING

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