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Case series of adolescents with stroke-like symptoms following head trauma

from The Journal of Emergency Medicine

The diagnosis of blunt cerebrovascular injuries requires a high level of suspicion. Focal neurologic deficits are consistently a risk factor across all screening criteria, including the Denver, Utah, Memphis, and Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. These current screening criteria, however, may not be sufficient to diagnosis BCVI in children. The addition of the mechanism of injury and attention to the patient's clinical presentation and examination are important to prevent missed diagnosis and poor neurologic outcomes. more

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