Trauma to the Nervous System

  • Gerald S. Golden
Part of the Topics in Pediatrics book series (TIPE)


Head trauma is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in childhood and adolescence. Children are active and attempt to explore and master their environment, but have poorly developed motor skills and limited judgment. Although adolescents have better developed motor skills, the other factors increasing the risk of injury are still operative. When these behavioral characteristics are associated with the use of motor vehicles, and often alcohol and other drugs, the chances of suffering a serious injury obviously become greatly increased.


Spinal Cord Spinal Cord Injury Head Trauma Skull Fracture Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald S. Golden
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  1. 1.Department of Neurology, The Health Science CenterUniversity of Tennessee, MemphisMemphisUSA

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