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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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QUIROS ABARCA, Laura. Aporte de los rayos x en el sindrome de niño agredido. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2012, vol.29, n.2, pp.61-64. ISSN 2215-5287.

The role of X-rays in cases of suspected child abuse is not only identify the degree of injury but also evaluating all imaging findings that point to a differential diagnosis, whose aim is to guide the physician toward a diagnosis safe and avoid diagnostic errors on one side, thereby achieving highlight such cases of childhood aggression, preventing this in the new lower risk. It requires the clinician facing a diagnosis of suspected physical abuse, know what the specific lesions of diagnostic confirmation, and which is the most suitable according to the clinical and patient age

Keywords : child abuse; X-ray evolution of fractures; battered child syndrome.

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