Longterm Neuropsychological Outcome After Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Effects of Age at Injury

  • B. Benz
  • A. Ritz
  • S. Kiesow
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 79)


Introduction:Cerebral plasticity has long been believed to have beneficial effects in cases of pediatric TBI, in contrast to observations of delayed onset of symptoms, known as “growing into a deficit”.


Traumatic Brain Injury Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Social Adaptation Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Emotional Background 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Benz
    • 1
  • A. Ritz
    • 1
  • S. Kiesow
    • 1
  1. 1.NRZ FriedehorstBremenGermany

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