Abdominal Trauma

  • Steven StylianosEmail author
  • Katherine Bass
  • Barry Cofer
  • Barbara Gaines
  • Robert Letton
Living reference work entry


Blunt abdominal trauma, largely made up of solid organ injury to the liver, spleen, and kidney, is a leading cause of injury-related hospitalization in any children’s hospital. The vast majority of hemodynamically stable children with major abdominal solid organ trauma can now be managed successfully by nonoperative treatment. A well-organized trauma response team in the emergency department is associated with a decreased time to CT and screening capabilities of focused sonography for trauma and thus increasing survival.


Blunt abdominal trauma Spleen injury Liver injury Kidney injury Pancreatic injury Children Nonoperative treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Stylianos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Katherine Bass
    • 2
  • Barry Cofer
    • 3
  • Barbara Gaines
    • 4
  • Robert Letton
    • 5
  1. 1.Morgan Stanley Children’s HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.The State University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  3. 3.Children’s Hospital of San AntonioSan AntonioUSA
  4. 4.Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMCPittsburghUSA
  5. 5.Nemours Children’s Specialty CareJacksonvilleUSA

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