• John M. Hutson
  • Spencer W. Beasley


The common mechanisms of injury are described followed by how to do the initial assessment of a severely injured child. Then, there are specific sections on assessing abdominal trauma, thoracic injuries, head injuries, lacerations, perineal injuries, fractures, burns, foreign bodies and corrosive ingestion.


Foreign Body Head Injury Child Abuse Radial Head Perineal Injury 
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Further Reading

  1. Puri P, Höllwarth M (eds) (2009). Pediatric Surgery. Diagnosis and Management. Springer, Dordrecht.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Hutson
    • 1
  • Spencer W. Beasley
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyRoyal Children’s HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Paediatric Surgery Department OtagoUniversity Christchurch HospitalChristchurchNew Zealand

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