Pediatric Neurosurgery
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Head Injury

Head injuries, ranging from mild to severe, are among the most common reasons for referral to pediatric neurosurgery. The vast majority of head injuries are mild and most patients make a complete recovery. Severe head injuries can result in raised pressure in the brain (intracranial pressure or raised ICP), which may require placement of an intracranial pressure monitor so that high pressure can be identified and treated. Acute care of children with moderate or severe head injuries is done in conjunction with the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and the Pediatric Intensive Care specialists at Children's Hospital. All head injured patients are followed, both in hospital and after discharge, by the Pediatric Brain Injury Team, staffed by physiotherapists, occupational therapists, neuropsychologists, Nurse Clinicians and specialized Pediatricians.

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