Management of mild head injury in the pediatric patient

Adv Pediatr. 2008;55:385-94. doi: 10.1016/j.yapd.2008.07.011.


SUMMARY MHI is a common disorder in t he pediatric population. While most children recover uneventfully, a small percentage has persistence of symptoms and long-term sequelae. Determining the optimal timing for return to play can be difficult, but adherence to guidelines may reduce the risk of compounding the injury.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / physiopathology
  • Athletic Injuries / therapy
  • Brain Concussion / classification
  • Brain Concussion / diagnosis
  • Brain Concussion / therapy
  • Child
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / classification
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / physiopathology
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / therapy*
  • Glasgow Coma Scale
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care