Imaging of Chest and Abdominal Trauma in Children

Author(s): Susie J. Goodwin, Sean G. Flanagan, Kirsteen McDonald.

Journal Name:Current Pediatric Reviews

Volume 11 , Issue 4 , 2015

Abstract:

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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VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2015
Page: [251 - 261]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/1573396311666150729121123
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