Pleural effusion following blunt splenic injury in the pediatric trauma population.


BACKGROUND Pleural effusion is a potential complication following blunt splenic injury. The incidence, risk factors, and clinical management are not well described in children. METHODS Ten-year retrospective review (January 2000-December 2010) of an institutional pediatric trauma registry identified 318 children with blunt splenic injury. RESULTS Of 274… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.01.002


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