Blunt abdominal trauma in children: how predictive is ALT for liver injury?

Catherine Bevan, Cameron Palmer, J Sutcliffe, P Rao, S Gibikote, Joe Crameri

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The liver is the second most commonly injured intra-abdominal organ in children. CT scanning is currently regarded as the a??gold standarda?? in screening for intra-abdominal injury following blunt trauma. However, the risks associated with performing CT in children are not insignificant and, in addition, CT is not always readily available. This study investigates the utility of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) in screening for liver injury in paediatric trauma.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283 - 288
Number of pages6
JournalEmergency Medicine Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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