Initial management of pediatric head trauma.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Head injuries are the most common cause of disability and death in children. Identification of children who require specialized management following a head injury will reduce the associated morbidity and mortality. Thus, it is important to differentiate the child who can be safely observed and who will recover spontaneously from the child who will develop a progressive neurologic deficit from a treatable cause. A thorough history, a tailored neurologic examination and limited radiographic studies will assist the family physician in making this determination.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sampson, JH; Rossitch, E; Oakes, WJ

Published Date

  • June 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 2621 - 2628

PubMed ID

  • 1595512

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-838X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States