Head Injury

Hospital admission or prolonged supervised observation remains the standard for patients who have sustained a loss of consciousness but if a CT scan is negative for intracerebral injury prolonged observation or hospitalization may not be necessary.

One of the most common childhood injuries.

Leading cause of death for traumatic injuries in children under the age of 1 year.

Minor injury defined as a patient with a history of loss of consciousness, amnesia or disorientation and a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 13-15.

Intracranial hypertension is closely related to mortality and morbidity.

Repetitive head impacts, sub concussive head injury rarely elicit clinical symptoms of concussion but may result in long-term neurological deficits if sustained repetitively.

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