Appendiceal transection in a child associated with a lap belt restraint: Case report

Mindy B. Statter, Arnold G. Coran

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The seatbelt syndrome refers to the spectrum of injuries associated with lap belt restraints and includes intestinal tears, perforations, and transections; mesenteric disruptions; and lumbar distractions, dislocations, and fractures. We report a case of appendiceal transection associated with a lap belt restraint in a small child.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-766
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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