Seat belt injury presenting as bilateral abdominal wall herniations in a child

Joshua L. Levine, Peter L. Faries, Gerard Weinberg

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Abstract

The constellation of abdominal injuries caused by seat belts in automobile accidents usually consists of intraabdominal solid organ and hollow viscus injuries. We present a two-andone-half-year-old patient with an unusual constellation of seat belt injuries that presented as bilateral abdominal herniations. We feel that an abdominal hernia caused by a seat belt injury should alert the clinician to the probability of other severe intraabdominal injuries. The uniqueness of this case is compounded by the way in which the seat belt was misused.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-353
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume14
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1998

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Seat Belts
Abdominal Wall
Wounds and Injuries
Abdominal Hernia
Abdominal Injuries
Automobiles
Viscera
Accidents

Keywords

  • Abdominal wall hernia
  • Aortic thrombosis
  • Bilateral
  • Seat belt injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nursing(all)
  • Emergency Medicine

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Levine, J. L., Faries, P. L., & Weinberg, G. (1998). Seat belt injury presenting as bilateral abdominal wall herniations in a child. Pediatric Emergency Care, 14(5), 352-353.

Seat belt injury presenting as bilateral abdominal wall herniations in a child. / Levine, Joshua L.; Faries, Peter L.; Weinberg, Gerard.

In: Pediatric Emergency Care, Vol. 14, No. 5, 10.1998, p. 352-353.

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Levine, JL, Faries, PL & Weinberg, G 1998, 'Seat belt injury presenting as bilateral abdominal wall herniations in a child', Pediatric Emergency Care, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 352-353.
Levine, Joshua L. ; Faries, Peter L. ; Weinberg, Gerard. / Seat belt injury presenting as bilateral abdominal wall herniations in a child. In: Pediatric Emergency Care. 1998 ; Vol. 14, No. 5. pp. 352-353.
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