Pediatric blunt abdominal trauma

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2006 Apr;53(2):243-56. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2006.02.002.


Blunt pediatric trauma is a major threat to the health and well-being of children. Nationwide, many practitioners care for children who face this issue. Some key principles related to the evaluation and management of these children are elucidated in this article.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Abdominal Injuries / surgery
  • Abdominal Injuries / therapy*
  • Child
  • Emergency Service, Hospital*
  • Humans
  • Physical Examination
  • United States
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / diagnosis*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / surgery
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / therapy*