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Role of Computed Tomographic Scanning in Pediatric Head Injury: An Observational Cohort of Data of 60 Patients

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Pediatric head injury is one of the major health problems. That can be easily evaluated by computed tomographic scanning. This study describes the various findings of pediatric head trauma seen on CT scan, the timely diagnosis of which plays a vital role in prognosis, especially in semiurban and remote location where the decision for tertiary referral is important. Timely intervention in traumatic brain injury cases reduces morbidity and mortality. Cerebral edema, which is the most common intracranial lesion, can be promptly managed by medicosurgical support with ICP monitoring, thereby improving the overall prognosis. Other lesions commonly seen are subdural hematomas and skull fractures. Limitations of radiographs, ultrasound and MRI in these acute cases, highlight the benefit of CT scans.

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Sharma, P. (2015) Role of Computed Tomographic Scanning in Pediatric Head Injury: An Observational Cohort of Data of 60 Patients. Open Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3, 45-49. doi: 10.4236/ojem.2015.34009.

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