Blunt Bowel Injuries in Children
Intestinal injury is less commonly seen than solid organ injury in blunt abdominal trauma. There is 1–15% reported incidence of intestinal injury in children with blunt trauma. Since its incidence is not so common, a high index of suspicion is required for its diagnosis and better prognosis. The jejunum is the most common site of intestinal injury, particularly near the ligament of Treitz followed by the ileum, duodenum, colon, and stomach in that order.