Selective nonoperative management of penetrating abdominal injuries in children.

@article{idem2009SelectiveNM,
  title={Selective nonoperative management of penetrating abdominal injuries in children.},
  author={Murat Kemal Çiğdem and Abdurrahman Onen and Mesut Siga and Selçuk Otçu},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2009},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={1284-6; discussion 1287}
}
BACKGROUND Nonoperative management of solid organ injuries caused by blunt abdominal trauma has been the standard care for many years. However, operative management is considered the standard care for penetrating abdominal trauma by most surgeons. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of selective nonoperative management of penetrating abdominal trauma in children. METHODS A total of 90 children suffering from penetrating abdominal trauma between 2003 and 2008 were evaluated… CONTINUE READING

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