Head injuries in children resulting from the fall of television

Indian J Pediatr. 2010 Apr;77(4):459-60. doi: 10.1007/s12098-010-0013-5. Epub 2010 Feb 8.


Case records of children admitted with head injury due to TV fall in a pediatric tertiary care hospital in Chennai, during March 2007-February 2008 were analysed retrospectively. Out of the 11 children admitted 6 (54%) were in 1-2 yr age group. Bleeding from the ear, nose and throat was the commonest, finding followed by a skull fracture, seen on imaging studies. These were observed in 9 (81.81%) and 8 (72.8%) children respectively. There was no mortality.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Home*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / epidemiology
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / etiology*
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • India / epidemiology
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Television