Corpus callosum lesions after closed head injury in children: MRI, clinical features and outcome

D. B. Mendelsohn, H. S. Levin, H. Harward, D. Bruce

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Abstract

Thirty-four children who sustained moderate to severe closed head injury underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Eight (24%) had MRI evidence of corpus callosum injury, most commonly within the posterior body and splenium. In contradistinction to reports in adults, there was no definite relationship between callosal injury and lower initial Glasgow Coma Scale scores, nor was there a significantly higher incidence of primary brain-stem lesions, diffuse axonal shear injury or intraventricular hemorrhage. In none of these 8 children did the initial admission computed tomography show evidence of callosal injury. Callosal injuries on MRI are not necessarily a poor prognostic finding, the majority of the 8 children showing good functional recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-388
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroradiology
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1992

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Closed Head Injuries
Corpus Callosum
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Wounds and Injuries
Diffuse Axonal Injury
Glasgow Coma Scale
Brain Stem
Tomography
Hemorrhage
Incidence

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Corpus callosum
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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Corpus callosum lesions after closed head injury in children : MRI, clinical features and outcome. / Mendelsohn, D. B.; Levin, H. S.; Harward, H.; Bruce, D.

In: Neuroradiology, Vol. 34, No. 5, 09.1992, p. 384-388.

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Mendelsohn, D. B. ; Levin, H. S. ; Harward, H. ; Bruce, D. / Corpus callosum lesions after closed head injury in children : MRI, clinical features and outcome. In: Neuroradiology. 1992 ; Vol. 34, No. 5. pp. 384-388.
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