Pediatric Considerations

Initial management of children is identical to that of adults. In children, however, certain predisposing factors may alter the diagnostic evaluation. The diagnostic process itself may be associated with significant morbidity. Young children must often be anesthetized to undergo diagnostic procedures. Angiography is technically more difficult due to the smaller vessel size. Hall et al. have suggested observation alone in asymptomatic children with zone II penetrating injuries. 14 The authors caution that this practice should only be followed if close, active observation by skilled consultants can be performed and operative facilities are immediately available.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

This guide will help millions of people understand this condition so that they can take control of their lives and make informed decisions. The ebook covers information on a vast number of different types of neuropathy. In addition, it will be a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment