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Acta Neurológica Colombiana

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FABREGAS CASTILLA, Evelyn; SANCHEZ, Lilia  and  ACOSTA-REYES, Jorge. Indications for head computed tomography in patients younger than 2 years old with minor head injuries. Acta Neurol Colomb. [online]. 2016, vol.32, n.4, pp.330-336. ISSN 0120-8748.

Summary There is great variability in clinical practice with the use of imaging studies, specifically head computed tomography in cases of minor head injuries, even more so in patients younger than 2 years old. Most of these patients have low risk of intracranial injury; however, this age group represents greater challenges in the diagnosis, because of the difficulties in their assessment and lack of clinical results that could be present due to their anatomical characteristics. It is necessary to make clinical practice guidelines that include some key points like clinical signs and/or symptoms with greater predictive value for detecting intracranial injury, cost-effective interventions resulting in benefits for the patients.

Keywords : mild head injury; infants; intracranial injury; head computed tomography; clinical prediction rules; clinical guideline.

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