Pediatric Liver Injury: Physical Examination, Fast and Serum Transaminases Can Serve as a Guide.

Affiliation

Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Critical Care, and Burns, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The aim of our study was to determine if the combination of physical examination (PE), serum transaminases along with Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) would effectively rule out major hepatic injuries (HIs) after blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) in hemodynamically stable pediatric patients.

Keywords

Diagnostic modalities,Liver injuries,Pediatric trauma,

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