Injury of head
Any injury that results in trauma to the scalp, skull, or brain can be classified as a head injury. The terms traumatic brain injury and head injury are often used interchangeably in medical literature. This broad classification includes neuronal injuries, hemorrhages, vascular injuries, cranial nerve injuries, and subdural hygromas, among many others. These classifications can be further categorized as open (penetrating) or closed head injuries. This depends on if the skull was broken or not. Because head injuries cover such a broad scope of injuries, there are many causes—including accidents, falls, physical assault, or traffic accidents—that can cause head injuries. Many of these are minor, but some can be severe enough to require hospitalization.
The incidence (number of new cases) of head injury is 1.7 million people in the United States alone each year. About 3% of these incidences lead to death. Adults suffer head injuries more frequently than any age group. Their injuries tend to be due to falls, motor vehicle crashes, colliding or being struck by an object, and assaults. Children, however, tend to experience head injuries due to accidental falls and intentional causes (such as being struck or shaken). Head injury usually occurs in toddlers as they learn to walk. Head trauma is a common cause of childhood hospitalization.
Unlike a broken bone where trauma to the body is obvious, head trauma can sometimes be obvious or discrete. In the case of an open head injury, the skull is cracked and broken by an object that makes contact with the brain. This leads to bleeding. Other obvious symptoms can be neurological in nature. The person may become sleepy, behave abnormally, lose consciousness, vomit, develop a severe headache, have mismatched pupil sizes, and/or be unable to move certain parts of the body. While these symptoms happen right after head injury occurs, many problems can develop later in life. Alzheimer’s disease, for example, is much more likely to develop in a person who has experienced a head injury.

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Head injury - first aid: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
A head injury is any trauma that injures the scalp, skull, or brain. The injury may be only a minor bump on the skull or a serious brain injury. Head injury can be ...
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Head Injuries: Causes and Treatments - WebMD
WebMD discusses head injuries related to sports, how they are caused during physical activities, and which treatments can help.
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Head Injury: Types, Causes & Symptoms - Healthline
Aug 15, 2012 ... Injuries to your brain, skull, or scalp are all types of head injury. A head injury may be mild or severe depending on what caused it.
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Head injury - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Any injury that results in trauma to the scalp, skull, or brain can be classified as a head injury. The terms traumatic brain injury and head injury are often used ...
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Head or Brain Injury | Boston Children's…
What is a head injury, exactly? A head injury is any kind of trauma involving the scalp, skull or brain. Fortunately, the skull and brain covering are both formidable ...
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Head Injury - The Ohio State University Medical Center
Chances are you've bumped your head before. Usually, the injury is minor because your skull is hard and it protects your brain. But other head injuries can be ...
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Head trauma: First aid - Mayo Clinic
Most head trauma involves injuries that are minor and don't require hospitalization. However, call 911 or your local emergency number if any of the following ...
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Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object penetrating the skull, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull,  ...
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Head injuries fall into two categories: external and internal. Learn more about both kinds, how to prevent them, and what to do if your child is injured.
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Head Injury - The University of Chicago Medicine
Head injuries are one of the most common causes of disability and death in adults. The injury can be as mild as a bump, bruise (contusion), or cut on the head, ...
Head Injury - The Ohio State University Medical Center
Chances are you've bumped your head before. Usually, the injury is minor because your skull is hard and it protects your brain. But other head injuries can be ...
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Faculty at Barnes-Jewish & Washington University Neuroscience Center offer comprehensive treatment to all levels and stages of traumatic brain injury.
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Jan 29, 2014 ... Head first: reshaping how traumatic brain injury is treated ... Co-Chair of the Acute Brain Injury Programme at the University of Cambridge.
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Sep 18, 2013 ... A head injury is any trauma that injures the scalp, skull, or brain. The injury may be only a minor bump on the skull or a serious brain injury.
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After establishing a link between concussions and serious brain damage, BU researchers have been leading the movement to find safer ways to play contact ...
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Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Dundee ... Analagy for head injury: blancmange (brain), wrapped in cling film (arachnoid), in a paper bag ( dura) ...
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Head Injury in Children - University of Rochester Medical Center
Head injuries are one of the most common causes of disability and death in children. The injury can be as mild as a bump, bruise (contusion), or cut on the head, ...
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Head trauma can be fatal. The effects from some types of head trauma may not appear right away. So it's important to get medical attention for any head injury.
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Head Injury: The Facts : a Guide for Families and Care-givers
Head Injury: The Facts : a Guide for Families and Care-givers
D. M. A. Gronwall, Philip Wrightson, Peter Waddell, 1998
This new edition has been fully updated, to reflect the recent advances in medical science that mean that many more people with head injury survive, and also new trends in health care and rehabilitation.
Over My Head: A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out
Over My Head: A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out
Claudia L. Osborn, 2000
Awareness about head-injury prevention has significantly increased in the last decade. Yet on one summer evening in 1988, a young physician out for a bicycle ride without a helmet was hit by a careless driver and sustained a devastating brain injury. This autobiographical account "from the inside looking out" details that physician's...
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Paul Richard Cooper, John Golfinos, 2000
A superior reference for neurosurgeons--and a must-have for trauma and emergency physicians. New to this edition: chapters on prevention and management of seizures, anesthetic considerations, nutrition and more.
Head Injury Recovery in Real Life
Head Injury Recovery in Real Life
Larry E. Schutz, 2010
Head Injury Recovery in Real Life combines a thorough review of scientific and clinical background information about recovery from traumatic brain injury with a set of autobiographical accounts of 12 of the 18 best long-term recoveries from a population of 1800 discharged patients at an advanced cognitive rehabilitation program.
Traumatic Head Injury in Children
Traumatic Head Injury in Children
Sarah H. Broman, Mary Ellen Michel, 1995
The contributors of this volume not only present detailed analyses of the present state of knowledge of the diverse determinants of outcome in children with head injury, but they also emphasize the gaps and limitations in our knowledge.
Head Injury: The Facts (Oxford Medical Publications)
Head Injury: The Facts (Oxford Medical Publications)
1998
D. Gronwall, Neuropsychologist, P. Wrightson, Neurosurgeon, and P. Waddell, Neuropsychologist, all work at the Auckland Hospital, New Zealand.
Head Injury: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Cambridge Medicine)
Head Injury: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Cambridge Medicine)
2009
The management of patients with head injury requires a pragmatic, multi-professional approach, as exemplified in this book. The content includes chapters on epidemiology, experimental models, pathology, clinical examination, neuroimaging and trauma scoring systems. A large section of the text then deals with the management of the head-injured patie...
Neurobehavioral Consequences of Closed Head Injury
Neurobehavioral Consequences of Closed Head Injury
Harvey S. Levin, 1982
The first extensive critical review of the neurobehavioral sequelae of closed head injury ... the book's strengths include breadth of coverage, stringent attention to methodological issues, and objectivity of critical analyses ... clearly ...
Head Injuries, Concussions & Brain Damage: Cerebral and Cranial Trauma, Skull Fractures, Contusions, Hemorrhage...
Head Injuries, Concussions & Brain Damage: Cerebral and Cranial Trauma, Skull Fractures, Contusions, Hemorrhage...
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