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Seat belt injury presenting as bilateral abdominal wall herniations in a child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9814405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The constellation of abdominal injuries caused by seat belts in automobile accidents usually consists of intraabdominal solid organ and hollow viscus injuries. We present a two-and-one-half-year-old patient with an unusual constellation of seat belt injuries that presented as bilateral abdominal herniations. We feel that an abdominal hernia caused by a seat belt injury should alert the clinician to the probability of other severe intraabdominal injuries. The uniqueness of this case is compounded by the way in which the seat belt was misused.
J L Levine; P L Faries; G Weinberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0749-5161     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-08     Completed Date:  1999-01-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  352-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Jacobi Hospital, Bronx, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Injuries / complications*
Abdominal Muscles / injuries*
Accidents, Traffic
Child, Preschool
Equipment Failure
Hernia, Ventral / etiology*
Jejunum / injuries
Multiple Trauma
Seat Belts / adverse effects*

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