Comparing the Efficacy of Surgical and Non-Operative Treatment for Abdominal Injuries in Children: A Comparative Study


Syoung Kim* and Yuahan Jo

Despite a decrease in traffic fatalities over the past 30 years, unintentional injury remains a leading cause of death for children in Japan, with road accidents being the most common cause. Abdominal trauma is a frequent type of injury, and non-operative management has become the standard of care for pediatric solid organ injuries. However, surgical treatment may still be necessary in certain cases. Previous studies have developed management algorithms based on hemodynamic stability and hemoglobin monitoring as indicators of ongoing blood loss. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of non-operative management for pediatric abdominal trauma, in hopes of reducing child road traffic fatalities in Japan

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