The efficacy of computed tomography in evaluating abdominal injuries in children with major head trauma.

@article{Beaver1987TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of computed tomography in evaluating abdominal injuries in children with major head trauma.},
  author={Bonnie L Beaver and Paul M. Colombani and Andrzej Mariusz Fal and Elliot Fishman and Stefan Bohrer and James R. Buck and David L. Dudgeon and Julia A. Haller},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={1117-22}
}
Physical examination may be unreliable in the evaluation of children with blunt abdominal trauma particularly in those with associated major head injuries. In the absence of obvious clinical signs or physical findings of intraabdominal injury, the usefulness of abdominal computed tomography in children is controversial. To test the efficacy of CT scans, a 12-month prospective study of computed tomography for the initial assessment of children with blunt abdominal trauma and major head injuries… CONTINUE READING

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