Lap belt iliac wing fracture: a predictor of bowel injury in children

Abstract

Lap belt restraints in motor vehicle collisions have been associated with a variety of injuries, mainly bowel and lumbar spine. Cephalad positioning of the belt over the intended position across the anterior superior iliac spines (which typically occurs in younger children) is thought to be responsible for the observed bowel injuries. We report two… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00247-002-0779-3

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