<< Emergency Management Of Blunt Chest Trauma In Children: An Evidence-Based Approach (Trauma CME)

Etiology And Epidemiology

Pediatric chest trauma has been described in the literature for over 50 years. One of the earliest case reports of pediatric chest trauma was from Lis and Frauenberger, who described a case of a 10-week-old infant with a subdural hematoma, long bone fractures, and multiple rib fractures.7 In 1962, Bickford was one of the first authors to specifically look at chest injuries in childhood, reviewing 26 cases.8

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