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J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Jul;41(7):e25-8.

Multiple injuries diagnosed using full-body digital x-ray.

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Department of Paediatric Surgery, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa.

Abstract

Missed injuries in patients with multiple trauma are primarily attributable to inadequate radiography. A case is presented that demonstrates the value of a full-body digital radiography system in diagnosing pathology in pediatric multiple trauma patients. Full-body imaging allowed the identification of a ruptured diaphragm, a pelvic fracture, and a femoral fracture on a single radiographic projection in the resuscitation room, facilitating immediate intervention.

PMID:
16818044
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2006.03.018
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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