Abdominal Trauma

  • Michael L. Nance


Trauma is the leading cause of death and disability in the pediatric population. While head injuries are the most likely to be lethal, the abdomen is the most common sight of occult injury that results in death. The management of abdominal injuries has evolved in recent decades as non-operative strategies have been met with increasing success.


Blunt Trauma Pancreatic Injury Splenic Injury Pediatric Trauma Splenic Trauma 
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Suggested Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryChildren’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA

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