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Childs Nerv Syst. 2006 Oct;22(10):1282-7. Epub 2006 Apr 6.

Pediatric golf-related head injuries.

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Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, School of Medicine, Mercer University, Macon, GA, USA. knfountasmd@excite.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Golf-related head injuries constitute an increasingly common mechanism of head trauma in children. We present our experience with 33 pediatric cases of golf-associated head injury, with special emphasis in the type of injury, management strategy, and outcome.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A thorough review of all children admitted to our hospital with golf-related head injury during a period of 10 years (1 January 1994 to 31 December 2003) was undertaken. The patients' charts, operative reports, imaging studies, and follow-up data were analyzed. A comparison of our findings with those described in the pertinent literature was subsequently performed.

CONCLUSIONS:

Pediatric golf-related head trauma is a significant cause of sport-associated head injury, sometimes harboring a very dismal prognosis. The significance of establishing a task force for the prevention of these injuries cannot be overemphasized.

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PMID:
16598498
DOI:
10.1007/s00381-006-0077-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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