Head Trauma



Trauma is the leading cause of death in the pediatric population, and brain injury is the most significant cause of trauma-related mortality. The best “treatment” is prevention through the use of car seats, seat belts, and bike helmets. Even with effective preventative measures, a large number of patients with head injuries still present every day to emergency rooms and trauma centers and their outcome is greatly affected by prompt and effective neurosurgical care.


Traumatic Brain Injury Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Epidural Hematoma Skull Fracture Carotid Artery Dissection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA

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