[Pediatric craniocerebral trauma. Special characteristics, therapy and prognosis].

Abstract

The mortality rate after traumatic brain injury in children ranges between 2.5% and 21%. Standardized diagnostic procedures and therapeutic strategies for the management of traumatic brain damage are presented in this article. Children with traumatic cerebral lesions have a better clinical outcome than head-injured adults. Optimized medical management and intensive rehabilitation may help to reduce the frequency of mental retardation and physical disability following such injuries in children.

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@article{MaierHauff1993PediatricCT, title={[Pediatric craniocerebral trauma. Special characteristics, therapy and prognosis].}, author={Klaus Maier-Hauff and Georgios Gatzounis and M F Boerschel}, journal={Der Unfallchirurg}, year={1993}, volume={96 11}, pages={604-8} }