Abusive head trauma

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Abusive head trauma is a term that is used to related to inflicted head injury that has occurred by either shaking, impact head trauma, or both.

Pathology

Intracranial injuries

Subdural hemorrhage in a child should be viewed with suspicion. Most often, the subdural hemorrhages will demonstrate varying ages.

A potential pitfall is interpreting subdural hygroma in a patient with benign enlargement of the subarachnoid spaces (BESS) as suggestive of NAI without other stigmata 9.

Non-accidental injury
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