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Duodenal haematoma occurs in children with bicycle injuries

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7315.754/a (Published 29 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:754
  1. David Bass (dbass@global.co.za), head, medicolegal services
  1. Western Cape Provincial Government, Cape Town, South Africa 8001

    EDITOR—Closed duodenal injury is a good topic to highlight as a lesson of the week. Surgical injuries to the upper abdomen are a fairly rare childhood injury, and few doctors will diagnose them with the necessary speed.1 Lam et al remind us to examine the paediatric abdomen carefully and frequently after blunt trauma and not to rely too heavily on imaging.

    One other type of intra-abdominal damage caused by handlebar …

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