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Incidence and clinical significance of abdominal wall bruising in restrained children involved in motor vehicle crashes.

Authors
  • Lutz, Nicolas
  • Nance, Michael L
  • Kallan, Michael J
  • Arbogast, Kristy B
  • Durbin, Dennis R
  • Winston, Flaura K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2004
Volume
39
Issue
6
Pages
972–975
Identifiers
PMID: 15185237
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Abdominal wall bruising was relatively uncommon in both OR and S-OR children. Among restrained children involved in MVC, those with a bruise were 232 times more likely to have a significant intraabdominal injury when compared with those without a bruise. It is imperative to pursue intraabdominal injury in children with a bruise of the abdominal wall after MVC.

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