What is the incidence of intestinal perforation in children?

Updated: Jul 24, 2020
  • Author: Samy A Azer, MD, PhD, MPH; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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In children, small-bowel injuries following blunt abdominal trauma are infrequent, with an incidence of 1-7%. Evidence shows, however, that the incidence of these injuries is increasing.


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