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Children presenting with small bowel injuries should be suspected as victims of child abuse according to recent findings. Accidental injury to the abdomen from falls or car accidents, do not often result in small intestinal damage, particularly in children under 5 years old. Other organs damaged in non-accidental injury included the liver, spleen, pancreas and kidney.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Lancet
About: Abdominal trauma red flag for abuse
Date: 15 July 2005
Source: The Lancet
Author: Anthony J. Brown
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