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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 403-408

Pediatric head trauma

Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital "Agia Sofia", Athens, Greece

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George A Alexiou
Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital "Agia Sofia", Athens
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.83872

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Head injury in children accounts for a large number of emergency department visits and hospital admissions. Falls are the most common type of injury, followed by motor-vehicle-related accidents. In the present study, we discuss the evaluation, neuroimaging and management of children with head trauma. Furthermore, we present the specific characteristics of each type of pediatric head injury.

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