Home > Journals > Minerva Chirurgica > Past Issues > Minerva Chirurgica 2013 June;68(3) > Minerva Chirurgica 2013 June;68(3):263-74

CURRENT ISSUE
 

JOURNAL TOOLS

eTOC
To subscribe
Submit an article
Recommend to your librarian
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Reprints

 

  TRAUMA SURGERY 

Minerva Chirurgica 2013 June;68(3):263-74

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Pediatric thoracic and abdominal trauma

Gutierrez I. M., Ben-Ishay O., Mooney D. P.

Department of Surgery, Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA


PDF


Thoracic and abdominal injuries in children are commonly the result of blunt trauma, making their diagnosis difficult. Unidentified injuries can cause significant morbidity and mortality and must be identified early. Understanding the anatomic and physiologic differences between children and adults is important to adequately manage children with these injuries. The following review provides salient points in the recognition and management of both thoracic and abdominal injuries in children from blunt trauma.

top of page