Trauma

Chapter

Abstract

Trauma-related injuries are the leading cause of death in children older than 1 year old. Injuries are responsible for approximately 20,000 deaths in children a year in the United States [1]. Pediatric trauma is twofold as prevalent in boys than girls across all ages [2]. Pediatric injuries typically occur from falls and bicycle and motor vehicle accidents. These types of injuries typically result in a blunt trauma, which account for 80–90 % of all pediatric traumas. Incidence of penetrating trauma secondary to assault increases in teenage boys [2].

Keywords

Catheter Ischemia Cage Creatinine Anemia 

Abbreviations

MVA

Motor vehicle accident

AAST

American Association for Surgery of Trauma

RBC

Red blood cells

UA

Urinalysis

US

Ultrasonography

UPJ

Ureteropelvic junction

IVP

Intravenous pyelogram

RGP

Retrograde pyelogram

IP

Intraperitoneal

EP

Extraperitoneal

RUG

Retrograde urethrogram

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Urology, Riley Hospital for ChildrenIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric Radiology and Imaging SciencesRiley Hospital for Children at IU HealthIndianapolisUSA

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