Pediatric Genitourinary Trauma
Children are at higher risk of blunt renal trauma due to the size and location of the pediatric kidneys as well as decreased perirenal fat, less developed abdominal muscles, and a less ossified thoracic cage. Renal injuries account for 5–20% of pediatric blunt abdominal trauma. The vast majority of children with blunt renal trauma have multi-organ injuries to the spleen, liver, head, and bones. A growing body of evidence suggests that hemodynamically stable pediatric blunt renal injuries can be managed conservatively.
KeywordsRenal trauma Children Blunt abdominal trauma Bladder injury Ureteral injury Conservative treatment
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