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Trauma is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in children. Traumatic diaphragm rupture (TDR) is a rare but serious injury that can be difficult to identify. The current literature includes individual case reports and single center case series only, which limits our ability to generalize those findings. The purpose of this study is to use the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) in order to examine the clinical outcomes of blunt TDR in the pediatric population.
Pediatrics | Surgery
Lai S, Karabon P, Modren R, Akay B, Stallion A, Brahmamdam P. Blunt trauma and diaphragm injury in children: An Analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank. Poster presented at: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Embark Capstone Colloquium; 2022 May 2; Rochester Hills, MI.