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, as in secondary to a hard blow to the head without skull penetration, or open (penetrating), meaning a trauma that was able to penetrate the skull and enter the brain. Commonly, penetrating head traumas are seen after high-speed collisions or gunshot wounds.

There are multiple types of head trauma—including scalp wounds, skull fractures, and concussions—in which the brain is shaken. Head trauma may result in bleeding either inside or around the brain, leading to a categorization of brain bleeds secondary to location (subdural hematoma, intracranial hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, epidural hematoma). Given the prevalence, as well as the morbidity, all clinicians should understand the basic principles of evaluation and management of patients with head trauma.

Course Details

  • Videos 20
  • Duration 1:26 h
  • Quiz questions 64
  • Concept Pages 8


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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