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Sorantin, E; Wegmann, H; Zaupa, P; Mentzel, HJ; Riccabona, M.
Computed tomographic scan in head trauma: what is the rational in children?
Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2013; 23(6):444-453
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Riccabona Michael
Sorantin Erich
Wegmann Helmut
Zaupa Paola
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Abstract:
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the consequence of external forces that traumatically injure the brain. Closed head injury is common in children and is estimated to result in 650,000 to 1 million emergency department visits annually with approximately 7,400 deaths in the United States. Mild TBI is the most common form of closed head injury and constitutes 80 to 90% of all the TBI. Cranial computed tomography (cCT) is performed in usually more than 50% of the patients, thus, resulting in an extreme overuse with the inherent risk for inducing malignancies. The purpose of this article is to review current approaches, recommendations, and guidelines on pediatric head trauma with special emphasis on cCT. Therefore, after an overview on classification and TBI scores, diagnostic imaging, and management rules for clinical important TBI, as well as own experience including remarks on cCT technique will be discussed. Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
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Adolescent -
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Child, Preschool -
Glasgow Coma Scale -
Head Injuries, Closed - classification
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Risk Assessment -
Risk Factors -
Tomography, X-Ray Computed - adverse effects

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