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SYMPOSIUM: CURRENT CONCEPTS IN CRITICAL CARE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 131-137

Pediatric Neurotrauma


1 Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington; Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
2 Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington, WA, USA
3 Department of Anesthesiology; Department of Pediatrics; Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington; Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Monica S. Vavilala
Department of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics and Neurological Surgery (Adj.), Harborview Medical Center, Box 359724, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
USA
Monica S. Vavilala
Department of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics and Neurological Surgery (Adj.), Harborview Medical Center, Box 359724, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5151.134152

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children over 1 year of age. Knowledge about the age-specific types of injury and how to manage children with neurotrauma is essential to understanding and recognizing the extent and degree of injury and to optimize outcomes. In this article, we review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical management of pediatric neurotrauma.


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