Pediatric blunt splenic trauma: a comprehensive review

Abstract

Abdominal trauma is a leading cause of death in children older than 1 year of age. The spleen is the most common organ injured following blunt abdominal trauma. Pediatric trauma patients present unique clinical challenges as compared to adults, including different mechanisms of injury, physiologic responses, and indications for operative versus nonoperative… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00247-009-1336-0

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