Head and neck trauma

Derek S. Wheeler*, Derek Andrew Bruce, Charles Schleien

*Corresponding author for this work

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While the overall mortality rates have decreased significantly, TBI remains a significant public health problem. In addition, while cervical spine and spinal cord injuries are less common in children compared to adults, these injuries are an important source of long-term morbidity and pose a significant burden on the health care system. The management of these injuries has continued to evolve over time. Critically injured children with TBI require the close coordination of management between the PICU team, the trauma surgeon, and the neurosurgeon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPeri-Operative Care of the Critically Ill or Injured Child
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781447163596
ISBN (Print)1447163583, 9781447163589
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Cervical spine injury
  • Closed head injury
  • Depressed skull fracture
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Intracranial hypertension
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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