Trauma is the commonest cause of death in children over a year old. The injuries sustained and management of
these children differs to adults, due to differences in anatomy and physiology. Careful thought must also be given to exposing
children to radiation, and CT scans should be performed only in select patients. This article reviews these important
points and explains the imaging findings in chest and abdominal trauma.
Keywords: Abdominal trauma, chest trauma, children, imaging, paediatrics, trauma.
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