Head and brain injury after birth may be the result of accidental trauma or nonaccidental trauma. Impact injuries can be divided into those in which the head is struck by an object, as with a blow, or the head hits a surface, as with a fall. In the former circumstance, the head may be struck by a hand, fist, elbow, or foot or by a held or falling object. When the blow is by a “blunt” instrument, it usually leaves no identifying mark.
KeywordsChild Abuse Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Optic Nerve Sheath Chronic Subdural Hematoma External Injury
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27 Accidents, Sudden Death
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