Minor Head Trauma: One of the Most Common Reasons for Emergency Department Care and Neurosurgical Referral: A Chronological Overview about the Management and Major Issues from the Advent of CT Scan

Traumatic brain injury is one of the most common reasons for emergency department care; over 1 million visits per year in both the USA and UK have been reported. The majority of these affected patients present minimal, mild or moderate head injury. Herein a historical overview is reported from the advent of the CT scan about the management of patients after mild head injury and the major issues. Finally it results that anamnesis and GCS are the key factors in selecting patients for CT scan and only their accurate evaluation can reduce the amount of requested CT scans without risks.

Author(s): Nigro Lorenzo

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