Craig T. Albanese, MD, MBA

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  • Intestinal stricture following seat belt injury in children JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY Lynch, J. M., Albanese, C. T., Meza, M. P., Wiener, E. S. 1996; 31 (10): 1354-1357


    The most commonly reported intestinal injury from seat belts in children is perforation. A rarely reported late sequela following this type of injury is posttraumatic intestinal stricture (PTIS). A review of the literature reveals a common clinical pattern of presentation in children and adults but an apparent difference in the pathophysiologic mechanism between the pediatric and adult patient. Recently, we treated two children with PTIS. Each case is discussed, and a pathophysiological mechanism for this injury in children is proposed. Recommendations are made for the evaluation and treatment of these uncommon complications of seat belt-related blunt intestinal injury.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1996VM28500004

    View details for PubMedID 8906659

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