In this workshop, case examples will be utilized to discuss the medical aspects of abusive head trauma (previously known as Shaken Baby Syndrome), including types of head injuries, mechanisms of injury, and additional findings. The information discussed in this lecture is important and relevant to all disciplines that handle cases of abusive head trauma.
Define abusive head trauma and review relevant anatomical structures.
Discuss injuries seen in abusive head trauma.
Explore the medical evaluation in abusive head trauma and how the diagnosis is made.
Summarize various concerns regarding timing of injury and biomechanics in cases of abusive head trauma.