Abdominal Trauma Evaluation for the Pediatric Surgeon

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Abstract

Trauma is the leading cause of pediatric mortality and abdominal injury is a significant contributor to morbidity. The assessment of abdominal trauma in children must be conducted expeditiously and thoroughly. Physical examination, laboratory testing, and imaging are central to trauma evaluation. In children with minor injury, protocols may help to limit the use of ionizing radiation. Children with significant abdominal injury who are unstable should be resuscitated with blood products and undergo emergent surgical intervention.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages59-74
Number of pages16
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume97
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

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Pediatrics
Wounds and Injuries
Surgeons
Abdominal Injuries
Ionizing Radiation
Physical Examination
Morbidity
Mortality

Keywords

  • Abdominal evaluation
  • Abdominal injury
  • Nonoperative management solid organ injury
  • Pediatric surgeon
  • Pediatric trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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Abdominal Trauma Evaluation for the Pediatric Surgeon. / Drexel, Sabrina; Azarow, Kenneth; Jafri, Mubeen A.

In: Surgical Clinics of North America, Vol. 97, No. 1, 01.02.2017, p. 59-74.

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