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<< Diagnosis And Management Of Motor Vehicle Trauma In Children: An Evidence-Based Review (Trauma CME)

Differential Diagnosis

Head trauma is the most common injury in MVCs, and traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of both morbidity and mortality.25,29,34,35 Compared to older children, younger children have large heads relative to the rest of their bodies, and their skulls are thinner and not yet fully ossified. These factors increase the risk of both head injury and traumatic brain injury, particularly in younger children.

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