Blanka Hodrušská, Vladimír Zoľák, Marián Fedor, Slavomír Nosáľ
Craniocerebral injuries rank among one of the main causes of child deaths in developed countries. They often cause neurological deficiency and may affect the children detrimentally for the rest of their lives. Consensus has not been reached so far considering individual therapeutic approaches to the treatment of these injuries in child patients. Management of craniocerebral injuries consists in quality prehospital care, thorough monitoring and minimizing the occurrence of secondary injuries to cerebral tissues and the prevention of after-effects. Unification of the approaches and procedures in the treatment of craniocerebral injuries is expected to help reduce child mortality and morbidity.