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Child

Biologically, a child (plural: children) is generally a human between the stages of birth and puberty.

The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority.

see Pediatric neurosurgery

Increased use of computed tomography (CT) in children is concerning owing to the cancer risk from ionizing radiation, particularly in children younger than 2 years. A guardian report that a child is acting abnormally is a risk factor for clinically important traumatic brain injury (ciTBI) and may be a driving factor for CT use in the emergency department.


In children, there is an argument to suggest that hypoxia can contribute to mild increase in intracranial pressure during commercial flights 1).

1)
Lo Presti A, Weil AG, Ragheb J. Flying with a shunt. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015;15(2):223-224.
child.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/03 12:42 by administrador