Pediatric Head Injuries reviews extensively the literature and the author's own experience with head injuries from birth through adolescence. The section on mechanisms and pathology outlines a correlation between research and the underlying mechanisms of craniocerebral trauma. However, since the fundamental differences in the newborn, the infant, the toddler, and the adolescent have never been adequately studied, most of the mechanical and pathological concepts put forth as characteristic of the early months and years of life are, in essence, an extrapolation of information available on older patients. There is an excellent analysis of the dynamics which occur between primary damage to the brain and secondary reactions such as cerebral edema, cerebral infection, and the production and absorption of cerebral spinal fluid.
The role of roentgenography in its various modalities is discussed, and excellent reproductions demonstrate various clinical entities. In discussing the clinical entities ranging from closed head injury through skull