Blunt head trauma is the leading cause of trauma-related death and disability in children worldwide. Every year in the United States, more than 450,000 children present to the emergency department (ED) for evaluation of a head injury. With the increased availability and speed of contemporary computed tomography (CT) imaging, clinicians obtain cranial CT imaging in 37% to 50% of children with minor head trauma in the U.S. Fewer than 10% of these CT scans, however, show evidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and only 0.2% require neurosurgical intervention.

  • SDM Aid Sponsor: Mayo Clinic 
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  • Wellness Areas: Head Trauma