Addional Examinations (Cerebral Concussion)

comm_21_n.jpg: Additional examinations. Besides a careful clinical examination and a regular follow-up during the first 24 to 48 hours following head injury a lateral plain x-ray of the skull including the whole cervical spine has to be considered if a skull fracture is clinically expected and/or in case of a severe impact for the evaluation of the cervical spine, and by choice, a x-ray in another plane. In case of suspicion of a cerebral contusion or an intracranial hemorrhage, CT is indicated. CT can also depict basal and facial skull fractures if the correct plane and sequence of slices is chosen.