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Blunt Abdominal Trauma in Children: Problems and Solutions

  • Edited by: Rizwan Ahmad Khan, Shagufta Wahab
  • ISBN: 9789811306914
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: July 9, 2018
  • Format: Hardback – 127 pages
  • Language: English


This book covers the epidemiology, mechanism, risk, various types of injuries, and practical approaches to treating children who have sustained blunt abdominal trauma. It includes dedicated chapters on each key aspect of pediatric blunt abdominal injuries, and explains in detail primary resuscitation and ancillary care for pediatric abdominal trauma.

A separate chapter on imaging and interventional imaging helps pediatric caregivers select the right modality in the management of these patients. In addition, the book covers the management of hollow viscus injury and solid organ injury following blunt abdominal trauma. The content is supplemented with detailed flowcharts wherever required to help familiarize readers with the indications and to assist them in surgical decision-making.

The book offers a valuable guide for practicing pediatric surgeons, residents in pediatric surgery and trauma surgeons, as well as for general surgeons, general surgery residents, practicing pediatricians and general physicians.

Key Features
  • Helps readers to use a different approach to manage pediatric patients as compared to adult patients
  • Includes latest evidence-based approach in diagnosis and treatment
  • Contains special section on controversies in imaging modality and role of interventional radiology
  • Includes easy-to-follow algorithms and key points in each chapter
Table of Contents
  1. Section I: Abdominal trauma in children
    1. Introduction and epidemiology of abdominal trauma in children
    2. Injury and risk of abdominal trauma in children
    3. Prevention and control of abdominal trauma in children
    4. Post-traumatic stress disorder in children
  2. Section II: Primary resuscitation and ancillary care in pediatric abdominal trauma
    1. Pre-hospital and trauma care in children with abdominal trauma
    2. Assessment of a child with abdominal trauma
    3. Imaging in pediatric abdominal trauma
    4. Interventional imaging in pediatric abdominal trauma
    5. Anesthetic and critical considerations in children with abdominal trauma
  3. Section III: Specific organ injuries in children
    1. Pediatric solid organ injuries: evaluation and treatment
    2. Genitourinary injuries in children: diagnosis and management aspects
    3. Bowel injuries in children: diagnostic and therapeutic challenges
    4. Traumatic abdominal wall injuries in children
    5. Other abdominal injuries in children
Editors Biography

Dr. Rizwan Ahmad Khan is an Associate Professor and head of the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He received his superspecialisation in Pediatric Surgery from the PGI, Chandigarh. His areas of interest are pediatric urology including pediatric hernia, hydrocele, undesecended testes, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, posterior urethral valves and congenital hydrocephalus. He has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed international and national journals of pediatric surgery and two book chapters. He is a member of various pediatric surgery bodies of India and abroad, and serves as a reviewer for many prominent journals of pediatrics.

Dr Shagufta Wahab holds an M.D. in Radiodiagnosis and is a consultant radiologist currently working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. She has published more than 40 papers related to radiodiagnosis in various peer reviewed national and international journals, as well as a handbook. Her main field of research is women’s imaging and MRI, with an emphasis on newer techniques like MR spectroscopy, diffusion and perfusion imaging, MR urography and MR angiography. She is an active member of various international and national radiological societies.

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