Is computed tomography necessary to determine liver injury in pediatric trauma patients with negative ultrasonography?


Kaya U., Cavus U. Y. , Karakilic M. E. , Erdem A. B. , Aydin K., Isik B., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.39, no.6, pp.641-646, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Purpose Abdominal trauma is the third most common cause of all trauma-related deaths in children. Liver injury is the second most common, but the most fatal injury associated with abdomen trauma. Because the liver enzymes have high sensitivity and specificity, the use of tomography has been discussed for accurate diagnosis of liver injury.