Head Injury and Skull Fractures

April 26, 2017 by: Pediatrics for Parents staff

The Question: Is hospitalization needed for children with minor blunt head trauma and an isolated skull fracture? The Study: In this review of hospital records of nearly 44,000 children seen in one of 25 emergency departments, 350 had linear skull fractures. The children’s neurological status was evaluated one week after the ER visit. The Results:…

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