The characteristics and outcomes of penetrating thoracic and abdominal trauma among children

Boleken M. E., Cevik M., Yagiz B., Ter M., Dorterler M. E., Aksoy T. R.

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, vol.29, no.8, pp.795-800, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00383-013-3339-z
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.795-800
  • Keywords: Abdomen, Children, Penetrating trauma, Thorax, SELECTIVE NONOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT, INJURIES
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Trauma is the most important etiology of morbidity and mortality among children. Penetrating injuries to the thorax and abdomen are extremely rare in children. In the present study, we compared the characteristics of patients, management, and outcomes of penetrating thoracic and abdominal trauma in children.