Head Trauma

Head Trauma

by Roy Strowd, MD

Head trauma is a common reason for an emergency room visit. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for more than 1 in 6 injury-related hospital admissions each year, and a large number of people who suffer head injuries are children.

Head trauma can be either closed or open (penetrating). A closed head trauma means you received a hard blow to the head from striking an object, but the object did not break the skull. An open, or penetrating, head trauma means you were hit with an object that broke the skull and entered the brain. This is more likely to happen when you move at high speed, such as going through the windshield in a car accident. It can also happen from a gunshot to the head.

There are multiple types of head trauma, including scalp wounds, skull fractures, and concussions, in which the brain is shaken (the most common type of traumatic brain injury). Head trauma may cause bleeding in the brain tissue or in the layers that surround the brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hematoma, epidural hematoma). Given its prevalence, as well as the morbidity, all clinicians should understand the basic principles of evaluation and management in patients with head trauma.

Course Details

  • Videos 20
  • Duration 1:26 h
  • Quiz questions 0
  • Concept Pages 4


Your Educators of course Head Trauma

 Roy Strowd, MD

Roy Strowd, MD

Dr. Roy Strowd is the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in North Carolina, USA.
He obtained his MD from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2009, and his MEd from Johns Hopkins University in 2021. Currently, he co-directs the Neurofibromatosis and Tuberous Sclerosis Clinics at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and is a researcher for the Adult Brain Tumor Consortium (ABTC) and Alliance for Clinical Trials in Neuro-Oncology.
Due to his achievements, he earned the M. Brownell Anderson Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Strowd teaches courses on Clinical Neurology.

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