Intracranial hematoma in experienced teenage equestrians

Pediatr Neurol. 1996 Oct;15(3):235-6. doi: 10.1016/s0887-8994(96)00162-2.


Intracranial hematoma in pediatric equestrians is rare, notwithstanding the lack of uniform standards and requirements for the use of protective headgear during equestrian events. We report two teenage helmeted equestrians who sustained severe head trauma with intracranial hematoma due to falls during equestrian events. Current recommendations for the use of equestrian headgear are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Animals
  • Athletic Injuries / etiology*
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
  • Child
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / etiology*
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / prevention & control
  • Female
  • Head Protective Devices / standards*
  • Hematoma, Subdural / etiology*
  • Hematoma, Subdural / prevention & control
  • Horses
  • Humans