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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 1090-1093

An epidemiological study of abdominal blunt trauma in pediatric population

1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, SN Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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DOI: 10.4103/mmj.mmj_157_18

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Background The management of abdominal blunt trauma in children has changed considerably. Nonoperative treatment is successful in more than 85% of the appropriately selected cases. Aim To evaluate the incidence of various modes of abdominal blunt trauma and the effectiveness of conservative treatment. Patients and methods A retrospective study of 101 cases of abdominal blunt trauma in children admitted to hospital in a 5-year period has been carried out. Of 101 patients, 67 patients had organ injury. Laparotomy was done in 14 patients based on clinical findings and investigations, and 90 patients were managed conservatively. Results The nonoperative management in abdominal blunt trauma was successful in more than 85% patients. Conclusion Nonoperative management is associated with lower morbidity and less hospital stay in paediatric patients with abdominal blunt trauma.

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