Traumatic brain injury in pediatric patients

N. Stocchetti, V. Conte, L. Ghisoni, K. Canavesi, C. Zanaboni

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Abstract

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children is frequent, sometimes lethal, and may have life-long consequences in survivors. Prevention at school and in sports, including both kids and families, is of paramount importance. Scarce data are available in terms of epidemiology, physiopathology, management and prognosis. This non-systematic review suggests that rational organization of rescue and transport to designated hospitals, linked with early diagnosis/ removal of surgical masses and comprehensive monitoring and intensive care, offer the best chances for reducing mortality and morbidity in severe cases. After the acute phase rehabilitation and families play a fundamental role.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1052-1059
Number of pages8
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Volume76
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • Child
  • Head injuries
  • Intracranial pressure
  • Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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    Stocchetti, N., Conte, V., Ghisoni, L., Canavesi, K., & Zanaboni, C. (2010). Traumatic brain injury in pediatric patients. Minerva Anestesiologica, 76(12), 1052-1059.