A baby carrier fall leading to intracranial bleeding and multilayered retinal hemorrhages

J AAPOS. 2022 Apr;26(2):84-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2021.10.008. Epub 2022 Jan 26.


Significant intracranial and retinal hemorrhages are often seen in infants with abusive head trauma, although accidental injury and previously undiagnosed medical disorders are important considerations in the differential diagnosis. We present the case of an infant with confirmed accidental trauma sustained from an adult-worn baby carrier fall with superimposed head crush injury, which resulted in significant cranial, intracranial, and retinal findings.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child Abuse* / diagnosis
  • Craniocerebral Trauma* / complications
  • Craniocerebral Trauma* / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Retina
  • Retinal Hemorrhage / diagnosis
  • Retinal Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome* / complications
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome* / diagnosis