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Head InjuryPresented ByATHMAN ABOUDH12/70147/11Introduction Any trauma to the scalp, skull, or brain Head trauma includes an alteration inconsciousness no matter how brief Causes Motor vehicle accidents Firearm-related injuries Falls Assaults Sports-related injuries Recreational accidentsPrognosis High potential for poor outcome Deaths occur at three points in time afterinjury: Immediately after the injury Within 2 hours after injury 3 weeks after injuryTypes Of Head Injuries Scalp lacerations The most minor type of head trauma Scalp is highly vascular profuse bleeding Major complication is infection Skull fractures Linear or depressed Simple, comminuted, or compound Closed or open Direct & Indirect Coup & ContrecoupTypes Of Head Injuries Basal Skull fractures CSF leak (extravasation) into ear (Otorrhea)or nose (Rhinorrhea) High risk infection or meningitis HALO Sign (Battle Sign) on clothes oflinen Possible injury to Internal carotid artery Permanent CSF leaks possibleBasilar Skull FracturesSignsBattles SignRaccoon EyesTypes Of Head Injury Minor head trauma Concussion A sudden transient mechanical headinjury with disruption of neural activityand a change in level of consciousness. Amnesia Headache Short durationTypes Of Head Injury Minor head trauma Post concussion syndrome

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