The unique features of traumatic brain injury in children. Review of the characteristics of the pediatric skull and brain, mechanisms of trauma, patterns of injury, complications and their imaging findings--part 1.

@article{Pinto2012TheUF,
  title={The unique features of traumatic brain injury in children. Review of the characteristics of the pediatric skull and brain, mechanisms of trauma, patterns of injury, complications and their imaging findings--part 1.},
  author={Pedro Ricardo Soares Pinto and A Poretti and A Meoded and A Tekes and Thierry A.G.M. Huisman},
  journal={Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          e1-e17
        }
}
Traumatic head/brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and life-long disability in children. The biomechanical properties of the child's brain and skull, the size of the child, the age-specific activity pattern, and higher degree of brain plasticity result in a unique distribution, degree, and quality of TBI compared to adult TBI. A detailed knowledge about the various types of primary and secondary pediatric head injuries is essential to better identify and understand pediatric TBI. The… CONTINUE READING
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