Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-101
Renal trauma is not uncommon in the pediatric population and can be seen in a wide variety of settings, from minor sports-related injuries to serious motor vehicle accidents. The imaging appearance is as varied as the etiology of injuries, ranging from minor parenchymal defects to avulsion of the vascular pedicle. Our educational poster aims at exploring a variety of injuries of the kidney in children, including chronic subcapsular hematoma, different severities of laceration, renal rupture without and with urine extravasation, injuries to the ureter, trauma involving kidneys with congenital anomalies, and trauma in an undiagnosed Wilms' tumor. Because renal trauma can present with many different faces, we aim to highlight essential diagnostic pearls as well as some unusual factors which may predispose the kidney to injury. Read More
Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-086
To describe the imaging spectrum of injuries in children who had suffered dog bites to the craniofacial region evaluated with radiographs and/or helical Computed Tomographic (CT) scans. Read More
Keywords: Dog attack, laceration
Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-028
In a child the abdominal organs are more at risk from blunt injury, the reasons for this include the fact that the organs are relatively more anterior and inferior and lie inferior to the ribs rather than behind them as in an adult. Additionally, paediatric ribs are cartilaginous and so although rib fractures are less likely, compressive injuries secondary to the relative elasticity of the rib cage are far more common. The computed tomography (CT) features of abdominal visceral injury include lacerations, subcapsular or parenchymal haematomas, active haemorrhage, and vascular injuries, all of which the radiologists must be familiar with. Although there is an increasing trend toward non-operative management of abdominal solid organ injury, radiologists must also be aware of the key imaging features that suggest the need for surgical or interventional radiology input.
Based on our experience as one of the largest Level 1 trauma centres in Europe, the aims of this educational exhibit are to:
(i) Provide a pictorial review the spectrum of findings in blunt injury to the liver, kidneys and spleen as demonstrated on CT.
(ii) Discuss the role of Interventional Radiology in cases of associated vascular injury. Read More