Computed tomography of craniocerebral injury in the abused child

Radiology. 1979 Mar;130(3):687-90. doi: 10.1148/130.3.687.


Computed tomography (CT) was performed in 26 infants and children with craniocerebral trauma related to abuse during a 41-month period. The pattern of brain injury differed from that seen in the nonabused traumatized infant or child. Parieto-occipital acute interhemispheric subdural hematoma (AIHSH) with associated parenchymal injury was the most frequent finding (58%). Follow-up by CT in patients with AIHSH demonstrated infarction in half and cerebral atrophy in all.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Brain Injuries / diagnostic imaging*
  • Child
  • Child Abuse*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Hematoma, Subdural / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*