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Abusive Head Trauma
Gary L. Hedlund, DO
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Abusive head trauma (AHT)
              • Reflects various potential injury mechanisms
          • Synonyms

            • Inflicted head injury; nonaccidental head injury
          • Definitions

            • Intentionally inflicted brain injury

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Demographics

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              • Treatment

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Consider

                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Kleinman PK (ed): Diagnostic Imaging of Child Abuse, 3e, Cambridge Press 2015
                                    2. Greeley CS: Abusive head trauma: a review of the evidence base. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 204(5):967-73, 2015
                                    3. Hsieh KL et al: Revisiting neuroimaging of abusive head trauma in infants and young children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 204(5):944-52, 2015
                                    4. Wittschieber D et al: Subdural hygromas in abusive head trauma: pathogenesis, diagnosis, and forensic implications. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 36(3):432-9, 2015
                                    5. Kadom N et al: Usefulness of MRI detection of cervical spine and brain injuries in the evaluation of abusive head trauma. Pediatr Radiol. 44(7):839-48, 2014
                                    6. Pekarsky AR et al: Skeletal surveys and head computed tomographies in the evaluation of child abuse: refining practice patterns. J Pediatr. 164(6):1250-2, 2014
                                    7. Bradford R et al: Serial neuroimaging in infants with abusive head trauma: timing abusive injuries. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 12(2):110-9, 2013
                                    8. John SM et al: Patterns of structural head injury in children younger than 3 years: A ten-year review of 519 patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 74(1):276-281, 2013
                                    9. Lateef TM et al: Neurologic complaints in young children in the ED: when is cranial computed tomography helpful? Am J Emerg Med. 30(8):1507-14, 2012
                                    10. McLean LA et al: Does intracranial venous thrombosis cause subdural hemorrhage in the pediatric population? AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 33(7):1281-4, 2012
                                    11. Pinto PS et al: The unique features of traumatic brain injury in children. review of the characteristics of the pediatric skull and brain, mechanisms of trauma, patterns of injury, complications, and their imaging findings--part 2. J Neuroimaging. 22(2):e18-41, 2012
                                    12. Piteau SJ et al: Clinical and radiographic characteristics associated with abusive and nonabusive head trauma: a systematic review. Pediatrics. 130(2):315-23, 2012
                                    13. Kemp AM et al: What neuroimaging should be performed in children in whom inflicted brain injury (iBI) is suspected? A systematic review. Clin Radiol. 64(5):473-83, 2009
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Pathology

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Abbreviations

                                              • Abusive head trauma (AHT)
                                                • Reflects various potential injury mechanisms
                                            • Synonyms

                                              • Inflicted head injury; nonaccidental head injury
                                            • Definitions

                                              • Intentionally inflicted brain injury

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Radiographic Findings

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • MR Findings

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Demographics

                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                • Treatment

                                                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                  • Consider

                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Kleinman PK (ed): Diagnostic Imaging of Child Abuse, 3e, Cambridge Press 2015
                                                                      2. Greeley CS: Abusive head trauma: a review of the evidence base. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 204(5):967-73, 2015
                                                                      3. Hsieh KL et al: Revisiting neuroimaging of abusive head trauma in infants and young children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 204(5):944-52, 2015
                                                                      4. Wittschieber D et al: Subdural hygromas in abusive head trauma: pathogenesis, diagnosis, and forensic implications. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 36(3):432-9, 2015
                                                                      5. Kadom N et al: Usefulness of MRI detection of cervical spine and brain injuries in the evaluation of abusive head trauma. Pediatr Radiol. 44(7):839-48, 2014
                                                                      6. Pekarsky AR et al: Skeletal surveys and head computed tomographies in the evaluation of child abuse: refining practice patterns. J Pediatr. 164(6):1250-2, 2014
                                                                      7. Bradford R et al: Serial neuroimaging in infants with abusive head trauma: timing abusive injuries. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 12(2):110-9, 2013
                                                                      8. John SM et al: Patterns of structural head injury in children younger than 3 years: A ten-year review of 519 patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 74(1):276-281, 2013
                                                                      9. Lateef TM et al: Neurologic complaints in young children in the ED: when is cranial computed tomography helpful? Am J Emerg Med. 30(8):1507-14, 2012
                                                                      10. McLean LA et al: Does intracranial venous thrombosis cause subdural hemorrhage in the pediatric population? AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 33(7):1281-4, 2012
                                                                      11. Pinto PS et al: The unique features of traumatic brain injury in children. review of the characteristics of the pediatric skull and brain, mechanisms of trauma, patterns of injury, complications, and their imaging findings--part 2. J Neuroimaging. 22(2):e18-41, 2012
                                                                      12. Piteau SJ et al: Clinical and radiographic characteristics associated with abusive and nonabusive head trauma: a systematic review. Pediatrics. 130(2):315-23, 2012
                                                                      13. Kemp AM et al: What neuroimaging should be performed in children in whom inflicted brain injury (iBI) is suspected? A systematic review. Clin Radiol. 64(5):473-83, 2009