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Brain Injury

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When the brain is hurt, it is called a brain injury. Any trauma that leads to an injury of the scalp, skull, or brain is called a head injury. In a closed head injury, the brain is hurt when it smashes into the inside of the skull when the moving head suddenly stops. In a penetrating head injury, a fast-moving object breaks through the skull and enters the brain.

Browse the resources listed on this page for more information about the following topics related to brain injuries in children:

  • Coma
  • Concussion
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Post concussion syndrome
  • Skull fracture
  • Subdural hematoma

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