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Concussion is “a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by traumatic biomechanical forces.” Concussion results from acceleration and deceleration forces which may be caused either by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body with an 'impulsive' force transmitted to the head.

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Evidence Summary: Management of paediatric minor head injuries. Safe discharge?

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This summary answers the question: In paediatric patients with minor head injury, GCS (Glasgow Coma Score) 15 and no focal neurological deficit does a normal computed tomography brain scan allow safe discharge?

Evidence Summary: Management of paediatric minor head injuries. Safe discharge?

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Hunter F

This summary answers the question: In paediatric patients with minor head injury, GCS (Glasgow Coma Score) 15 and no focal neurological deficit does a normal computed tomography brain scan allow safe discharge?

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