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Classification and management of mild head trauma

Authors Andrade AF, Paiva W, Soares MS, De Amorim RL, Tavares WM, Teixeira MJ

Published 27 February 2011 Volume 2011:4 Pages 175—179

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S13464

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Almir F Andrade, Wellingson S Paiva, Matheus S Soares, Robson LO De Amorim, Wagner M Tavares, Manoel J Teixeira
Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital Das Clínicas University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Abstract: Mild head trauma had been defined in patients with direct impact or deceleration effect admitted with a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 13–15. It is one of the most frequent causes of morbidity in emergency medicine. Although common, several controversies persist about its clinical management. In this paper, we describe the Brazilian guidelines for mild head trauma, based on a critical review of the relevant literature.

Keywords: head trauma, craniocerebral injuries, minor head injury, classification, management

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