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Abdominal injuries and sport.
  1. J M Ryan
  1. Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, United Kingdom.


    Serious abdominal injuries resulting from sport are rare. The potential for misdiagnosis is significant and the consequences may be serious. Patients with abdominal pain should be taken very seriously and investigated with appropriate diagnostic equipment. Sporting bodies have a responsibility to address safety within a particular sport and to change the rules where necessary as injury patterns are identified.

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