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<< Emergency Management of Renal and Genitourinary Trauma: Best Practices Update (Trauma CME)

Special Populations

The Pediatric Patient

Due to anatomic factors, children are at higher risk of sustaining blunt renal injury than adults.89 In one study, while renal trauma accounted for only 3.5% of pediatric GU injuries, 25.7% of trauma admissions were due to renal trauma.105 History and physical examination are less reliable in this patient population, as children can have significant renal trauma without gross hematuria or hypotension.106

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