Thoracoabdominal Injuries

  • Hamish Kerr
  • Christine Curtis
  • Pierre d’Hemecourt


A soccer player sustains trauma to his abdomen in a collision with an opponent. The player is taken out of the game, only to return within 2 min feeling little ill effect. He is noted to be coughing, but is able to continue. After the game he is complaining of left upper quadrant abdominal pain. The athletic trainer relates that the player has had a recent upper respiratory tract infection.


Stress Fracture Abdominal Trauma Infectious Mononucleosis Splenic Injury Contact Sport 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamish Kerr
    • 1
  • Christine Curtis
    • 2
  • Pierre d’Hemecourt
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MedicineAlbany Medical CenterLathamUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedics, Division of Sports Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolChildren’s Hospital BostonBostonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Sports MedicineChildren’s Hospital BostonBostonUSA

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