Traumatic pediatric white matter injury

Susan Palasis*

*Corresponding author for this work

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White matter (WM) injury is increasingly recognized as central to the impact on the quality of life of patientswith all severity levels of traumatic brain injury. It can be the determinant of death or persistent disability. This article reviews the characteristics of the developing brain in relation to trauma, the primary and secondary phases ofWMinjury, and advanced magnetic resonance techniques in the evaluation of brain trauma. Special emphasis is placed on non-accidental trauma and sports-related WM injury, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-96
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Pediatric Neuroradiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Diffuse axonal injury
  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • Non-accidental trauma
  • Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Sports-related white matter injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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