[Blunt kidney injuries in children]

Zentralbl Chir. 1990;115(3):157-60.
[Article in German]


Trauma, primarily due to traffic accidents, is the most common cause of death in childhood. In the context of abdominal trauma, the probability of injuries to urinary organs in children is higher than in adults. Peritoneal lavage and use of the CRAMS scale have proved to be reliable methods for assessment and planning of therapy for traumatised children. When it comes to treatment for splenic rupture, efforts should be made to preserve the greatest possible amount of splenic tissue to prevent post-splenectomy sepsis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Emergencies*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Injury Severity Score
  • Intraoperative Complications / mortality
  • Kidney / injuries*
  • Male
  • Multiple Trauma / surgery
  • Nephrectomy
  • Postoperative Complications / mortality
  • Rupture
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / diagnosis
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / surgery*