Blunt Trauma of the Abdomen in Children

    Volume 36, Issue 1 (January 1991)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Descheneaux, KA
    Chief medical examiner and investigator, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Concord, NH

    Fossum, RM
    Chief medical examiner and investigator, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Concord, NH

    Abstract

    Abdominal trauma in children is usually due to motor vehicle accidents or falls, but child abuse is also a common cause. Injuries to the small intestine are particularly worrisome because symptoms may not appear for hours, days, or even weeks. This can cause significant difficulty for the investigator trying to determine when an injury occurred, or who may have caused it.


    Paper ID: JFS13004J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13004J

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    Title Blunt Trauma of the Abdomen in Children
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30