Pediatric head trauma: an extensive review on imaging requisites and unique imaging findings

  • F. C. SariogluEmail author
  • H. Sahin
  • Y. Pekcevik
  • O. Sarioglu
  • O. Oztekin
Review Article


The effects of trauma in children are different due to association with some anatomical and physiological differences compared with adults. The role of neuroimaging gains importance in early detection of traumatic brain injuries and prevention of secondary post-traumatic complications. Many algorithms are described for children with head trauma to decide the necessity of a computed tomography scan. The aims of this article are to describe differences of these algorithms, the mechanism of traumatic brain injury with radiological imaging findings in the pediatric population, and explain complications of undiagnosed traumatic brain lesions.


Pediatrics Craniocerebral trauma CT MRI Brain injuries 


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Conflict of interest

Fatma Ceren Sarioglu, Hilal Sahin, Yeliz Pekcevik, Orkun Sarioglu, and Ozgur Oztekin declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This is a retrospective article; therefore, informed consent was not applicable.

Research involving human and animal participants

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. C. Sarioglu
    • 1
    Email author
  • H. Sahin
    • 1
  • Y. Pekcevik
    • 1
  • O. Sarioglu
    • 2
  • O. Oztekin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyTepecik Training and Research HospitalYenisehir, IzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyDokuz Eylul University Faculty of MedicineIzmirTurkey

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