Minor head injury as cause and co-factor in the aetiology of stroke in childhood: a report of eight cases.

@article{Kieslich2002MinorHI,
  title={Minor head injury as cause and co-factor in the aetiology of stroke in childhood: a report of eight cases.},
  author={Matthias Kieslich and Ariane Fiedler and Christine Heller and Wolfhardt Kreuz and G{\"u}nther Heinz Jacobi},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={13-6}
}
BACKGROUND Traumatic stroke usually occurs after dissection of large extracranial or intracranial vessels, leading to disseminated cerebral embolism. Stretching and distorting forces in cerebral intraparenchymal end arteries can cause intimal lesions followed by an occluding thrombus. OBJECTIVE To investigate the importance of traumatic endothelial lesions in intraparenchymal end arteries after minor head injuries. METHODS The cases of eight children are reported. They were aged between two… CONTINUE READING

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