- •Prevalence of APCT within the adolescent blunt trauma population was found to be 59.3% (95% CI 54.2%-64.9%).
- •Of the patients who received APCT, 123 (37.9%) had positive findings on APCT with 65 (20.0%) having intraabdominal injury.
- •Of patients who received APCT 25 (7.7%) had injury that required abdominal surgery.
- •100% of patients with intraabdominal injury had at least one clinical predictor for intraabdominal injury while 28.7% of patients without intraabdominal injury who received APCT lacked any key predictors.
- •Abnormal abdominal exam, positive chest x-ray, positive or indeterminate FAST, elevated AST and elevated ALT were independently associated with intraabdominal injury.
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