Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Pocket Atlas, Volume 1: Traumatic Injuries

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Pocket Atlas Volume 1: Traumatic Injuries, the first part of a 2-volume set, goes in-depth to present a wide variety of different pediatric head injuries. Supplemented with more than 150 images, this guide will prepare medical, law, and social work professionals for any situation involving head trauma.

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Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Pocket Atlas
Volume 1: Traumatic Injuries

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Pocket Atlas, Volume 1: Traumatic Injuries offers complete guidelines for identifying and responding to pediatric abusive head trauma, all in a portable format. Written in mostly non-technical language and conveniently sized, this guide can easily be referenced at any point during the identification or response process.

This atlas includes comprehensive information on common presentation and possible outcomes of abusive head trauma. It also details the many different kinds of injuries that may result from abusive head trauma, including extracranial injuries and scalp trauma, intracranial injuries with and without associated bleeding, and fractures.

This pocket guide is supplemented with more than 150 radiologic images, offering a perfect point of reference for identifying the various kinds of injuries one may face in investigating abusive head trauma. The text also provides readers with concrete analyses of a variety of traumatic head injuries in children. The comprehensive nature of Pediatric Head Trauma Pocket Atlas: Traumatic Injuries makes it an ideal resource for medical, social work, and law enforcement professionals in need of a quick, comprehensive field reference on abusive head trauma.

Product Details:

Perfect Bound 9×6 inches
228 pages, 164 images, 28 contributors


Physicians, Pediatricians, Radiologists, Neurologists, Ophthalmologists, Neurosurgeons, Medical Examiners, Forensic Pathologists, Pediatric Nurses, Emergency Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Forensic Nurses, Law Enforcement Personnel, Prosecutors, Social Workers, Child Protection Professionals, Victim Advocates, Child Advocates, College and Medical Library Administrators

Publication date:

February 2016


978-1-936590-49-0 (Print)
978-1-936590-50-6 (eBook)

Table of Contents

Biomechanics of AHT
Outcomes of AHT

Section I. Extracranial Injuries
1. Laceration
2. Subgaleal Hemorrhages

Section II. Intracranial Injuries With Associated Bleeding
3. Epidural Hematoma
4. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
5. Acute Subdural Hemorrhage
6. Chronic Subdural Hematoma
7. Subdural Hygroma

Section III. Intracranial Injuries Without Bleeding
8. Cerebral Edema
9. Hypoxic-Ischemic Injuries
10. Diffuse Axonal Injury
11. Brain Contusion
12. Leptomeningeal Cyst, Growing Skull Fracture, Posttraumatic Cephalocele
13. Posttraumatic Hydrocephalus
14. Neck and Spinal Injuries

Section IV. Fractures
15. Fractures of the Cranial Vault: General Principles
16. Depressed Skull Fractures
17. Basilar Skull Fractures
18. Ping-Pong Skull Fractures
19. Rib Fractures
20. Long Bone Fractures

Lori D. Frasier, MD, FAAP

Lori Frasier is the medical director of Medical Assessment at the Center for Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children’s Medical Center and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. Formerly, she was an assistant professor of Child Health and the director of the Child Protection Program and Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Lori Frasier graduated from the University of Utah College of Medicine in 1995, completed her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center/University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and held a fellowship at the University of Washington’s Sexual Assault Center. Lori Frasier has authored several articles and chapters and lectured locally, regionally, and nationally on subjects related to child maltreatment.

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Tanya S. Hinds, MD, FAAP

Tanya Hinds, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and a Board Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician. She is also an Attending in Child Abuse Pediatrics at the Child and Adolescent Protection Center at Children’s National Medical Center. In addition to patient care, she serves as the Course Director of the Child Abuse Pediatrics Medical Student Elective, a member of the Residency Selection Committee, and a member of the Trauma Committee at Children’s National. She is an active participant in the District of Columbia’s Multidisciplinary Team on Child Abuse. She is also a member of several national organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Child Abuse and Neglect, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and the Ray E. Helfer Society. She is part of several child maltreatment research efforts at Children’s National, lectures locally and nationally, and frequently testifies in child abuse cases in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Francois Maurice Luyet, MD

Francois Maurice Luyet, a board certified Pediatrician. After graduating from University of Geneva Medical School, he completed his residency at Montreal Children’s Hospital in 1975. He is currently committed to locum tenens work at Marshfield Clinic in Wausau Wisconsin and Minocqua Wisconsin along with urgent care work at the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation. Francois Luyet has had experience in group and individual pediatric care, newborn nursery care, and child abuse pediatrics. He has served overseas on medical volunteering trips to Peru, Ethiopia, and Uganda.

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The Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma 2-volume set is a comprehensive review of the leading cause of physical abuse deaths in the United States today. It offers an in-depth evaluation of victim clinical presentation, usual physical examination, laboratory, and neuroradiologic findings, and outcomes. It also explores reasonable differential diagnoses and provides illustrative cases. This is an outstanding reference for child abuse pediatricians and for those professionals such as pediatric neurologists, child development specialists, and generalists who care for AHT survivors often afflicted with complex medical problems.

Debra Esernio-Jenssen, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Child Protection Team
University of Florida at Gainseville
Gainseville, Florida

This text contains concise and up-to-date discussions of facets and controversial aspects of abusive head trauma (AHT). As an example, Dr. Spivack briefly and in a very understandable manner discusses the basics of AHT biomechanics and injury evolution. Chapters on injury types discuss the basic background, causation, and treatment of AHT injuries while also documenting related conditions and possible abuse mimics. Dr. Fingarson’s chapter on hypoxic-ischemic injuries nicely discusses causes and the radiologic and clinical evolution of these injuries, accompanied by prototypic images. Real injuries, such as venous sinus thrombosis, which are often within the legal venue, inappropriately, proposed as causing head injury findings as an alternative to AHT are succinctly summarized by Dr. Siffermann, while noting the lack of evidence that sinus thrombosis causes subdural hemorrhage. For a quick reference to multiple aspects of AHT, this book deserves a place on your bookshelf.

Kenneth W. Feldman, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

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