Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 421 - 423 2019-03-04

Ischemic stroke due to minor head trauma in a child: a case report

Suna Eraybar [1] , Yalçın Katı [2] , Serhat Atmaca [3] , Gökhan Torun [4] , Yasemin Nennicioğlu [5]

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Head trauma usually causes hemorrhage, but in children ischemia of basal ganglia may develop. Traumatic stroke occasionally develops after dissection of brain vessels, leading to disseminated cerebral embolism. Stretching forces in cerebral intraparenchymal arteries can cause vascular damage followed by an occluding thrombus. An 18-month-old girl presented to our emergency department with the complaint of head trauma after falling down while playing. Her parents recognized the weakness of her left site extremity after 6 hours after the event. After initial physical examination and further imaging studies brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed an infarct affecting the caudate nucleus in the right cerebral hemisphere. In childhood, ischemic stroke due to mild head trauma is an exceedingly rare event and may be overlooked in emergency medicine practice. We aimed to emphasize that mild head trauma may cause critical situations such as acute infarct in children.  

cerebral infarction, head trauma, traumatic stroke
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Case Reports
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-4306-9262
Author: Suna Eraybar (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-9686-3414
Author: Yalçın Katı
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-8066-6344
Author: Serhat Atmaca
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-4908-3455
Author: Gökhan Torun
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Uludağ University School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-1661-1338
Author: Yasemin Nennicioğlu
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date: March 4, 2019

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal Ischemic stroke due to minor head trauma in a child: a case report %A Suna Eraybar , Yalçın Katı , Serhat Atmaca , Gökhan Torun , Yasemin Nennicioğlu %T Ischemic stroke due to minor head trauma in a child: a case report %D 2019 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 5 %N 2 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.396188 %U 10.18621/eurj.396188