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Duodenal perforation: a diagnostic pitfall in non-accidental injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12390924     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Duodenal perforation is a rare, life threatening injury associated with non-accidental blunt abdominal trauma. Diagnostic delay is common, as the true history is concealed and signs may be minimal. Double contrast computed tomography is the most sensitive investigation to confirm clinical suspicion. We report three cases, all with other features typical of non-accidental injury.
M P Champion; C A Richards; S A Boddy; H C Ward
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  87     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-22     Completed Date:  2002-12-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  432-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Paediatric Intensive Care, Guy's Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Duodenal Diseases / etiology,  radiography*
Intestinal Perforation / etiology,  radiography*
Thoracic Injuries / complications
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications

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