Traumatismo encefalocraneano en niños atendidos en un hospital nacional de Lima, Perú 2004-2011

Translated title of the contribution: Traumatic bran injury in children attending a national hospital in Lima, Peru 2004-2011

Daniel Guillén-Pinto, Alonso Zea-Vera, Daniel Guillén-Mendoza, Miguel Situ-Kcomt, Carolina Reynoso-Osnayo, Luis M. Milla-Vera, Erika Bravo-Padilla, Iván O. Espinoza, María del Pilar Medina-Alva

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Abstract

In order to describe the characteristics of traumatic brain injury (TEC) in children seen at the Cayetano Heredia National Hospital from 2004 to 2011, a case study was conducted. 316, 14 year-old minors were included, the median age was 4 ± 3 years old. 63.9% were male. The main causes of TEC were falls (80.1%) and car accidents (10.4%). 42.4% (134/316) occurred in the afternoon. There was a higher incidence of falls at home (59.2%). The epidural hematoma (26.9%) was the most common intracraneal injury. Intensive care management and neurosurgical interventions were required in 15.8 and 14.2% of cases respectively. It is concluded that domestic falls were the main cause of accidents for TEC and epidural hematoma the most common intracranial injury where children under 5 were the most affected.

Translated title of the contributionTraumatic bran injury in children attending a national hospital in Lima, Peru 2004-2011
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)630-634
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume30
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Accidental falls
  • Accidents
  • Brain injuries
  • Child
  • Cranial
  • Epidural
  • Hematoma
  • Home

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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