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].


Blunt Trauma Pelvic Fracture Ureteral Injury Pediatric Trauma Renal Trauma 
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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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