Free Article: Commentary: Severe Pediatric Head Injury During the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts

Klimo et al are to be congratulated for reporting the largest study of severe combat-related isolated head injuries in children. Their article highlights the incredible work being done overseas by our active-duty military neurosurgeons, who not only are tasked with the care of soldiers, sailors, and airmen—but also with the care of local nationals, including innocent children. The pathology encountered abroad was remarkably different than what we are accustomed to in the continental United States, with 60% of this pediatric trauma series suffering penetrating head injuries.

From: Commentary: Severe Pediatric Head Injury During the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts by Morton and Ellenbogen.

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