There remains a significant paediatric workload through the military hospital in Camp Bastion. In this paper the authors review and discuss particular problems with resuscitation, investigation, anaesthetic and surgical issues in dealing with children suffering from ballistic injuries. Personal experience and recent papers are used for a qualitative analysis of difficult decisions in the management of paediatric ballistic trauma. Key questions are answered in separate paragraphs for each specialty. The information described in this paper should assist any deployed physician deal with paediatric casualties particularly if they are unaccustomed to paediatric patients in their normal practice.
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