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World J Pediatr. 2013 Aug;9(3):281-3. doi: 10.1007/s12519-013-0401-9. Epub 2013 Jan 18.

Successful rescue of a child with fall-related multi-organ injuries.

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  • 1Department of Pediatric ICU, Children's Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine and Zhejiang Laboratory for Diagnosis and Therapy of Neonatal Disease, Hangzhou 310003, China.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Fall-related injury is a major cause of accidental death and is rarely reported in children. Even successful treatment of children with multi-organ injuries caused by fall from the extreme height has been rarely reported.

METHODS:

We herein report a 2-year-old girl who fell from the 10th floor, had multi-organ injuries, and was successfully rescued.

RESULTS:

The girl sustained multi-organ injuries, such as head injury, closed abdominal injury, as well as fractures of the left limbs, and successfully recovered after two surgeries and supportive treatment.

CONCLUSIONS:

This case illustrates that a child who falls from extreme heights can occasionally be rescued. Early neuroprotective strategies help to improve neurological recovery.

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