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Observation before CT in pediatric head trauma

from HealthDay News via MPR

Children with minor blunt head trauma who present with isolated vomiting may not need a computed tomography scan to look for traumatic brain injury, according to research recently published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. "Traumatic brain injury on CT is uncommon, and clinically important traumatic brain injury is very uncommon in children with minor blunt head trauma when vomiting is their only sign or symptom," the authors write. "Observation in the emergency department before determining the need for CT appears appropriate for many of these children." more

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