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Management of Pediatric Severe Head Trauma

Onal C

   

Abstract
The management of a child with severe traumatic brain injury requires multidisciplinary approach. Maintanence of a secure airway, stabilization of breathing and circulation are essential. After the emergent interventions, the management should be focused on optimizing the brain perfusion, establishing the metabolic balance, and prevention of cerebral edema. Besides the neurological state, laboratory information and radiological findings should closely be followed-up. Unfortunately, literature data focusing on pediatric severe traumatic brain injury is stil limited.

Key words: brain, child, head, injury, trauma

Med-Science. 2012; 1(2): 150-160

 
Medicine Science Vol:1 Issue:2 Year:2012 PP:77-160
Posted in Vol: 1 Issue: 2 Year: 2012 June pp: 77-160

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