Head injury significantly contributes to deaths from trauma annual mortality from closed head injuries is approximately 100000 patients or 0 7 and 36 of mild moderate and severe head injuries respectively. Closed head injury is a type of traumatic brain injury in which the skull and dura mater remain intact closed head injuries are the leading cause of death in children under 4 years old and the most common cause of physical disability and cognitive impairment in young people. Falls from bed or a ladder down stairs in the bath and other falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury overall particularly in older adults and young children vehicle related collisions. While the symptoms of a brain injury in children are similar to those experienced by adults the functional impact can be very different children are not little adults the brain of a child is still developing. A head injury is any trauma to the scalp skull or brain the injury may be only a minor bump on the skull or a serious brain injury head injury can be either closed or open penetrating
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