Pediatric blunt abdominal trauma in the emergency department: evidence-based management techniques.

@article{Schacherer2014PediatricBA,
  title={Pediatric blunt abdominal trauma in the emergency department: evidence-based management techniques.},
  author={Nicole Marie Schacherer and Jill Miller and Kelli A Petronis},
  journal={Pediatric emergency medicine practice},
  year={2014},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={
          1-23; quiz 23-4
        }
}
Blunt abdominal trauma is the third most common cause of pediatric trauma deaths, but it is the most common unrecognized fatal injury. This issue discusses common mechanisms and injuries seen in children with blunt abdominal trauma and takes a closer look at current evaluation and management techniques. The main-stays of diagnostic evaluation include laboratory, sonography, and computed tomography studies. However, the routine use of these studies may not be necessary, and controversy exists as… CONTINUE READING
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