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Neurocirugia.2007;18:95-100 - Vol. 18 Núm.2 DOI: 10.1016/S1130-1473(07)70292-0
Secuelas neurológicas del maltrato infantil. Revisión bibliográfica
Neurolical sequels of chlid abuse. Literature review
J. Giménez-Pando
Servicio de Neurocirugía. Unidad de Neurocirugía infantil. Hospital Virgen del Rocío. Sevilla. España
E. Pérez-Arjona, M. Dujovny, F.G. Díaz
* Departamento de Neurocirugía. Wayne State University. Detroit (MI). USA
Recibido 03 abril 2006, Aceptado 10 mayo 2006

El maltrato infantil es un problema de gran importancia tanto social como médico, y sus consecuencias en muchas ocasiones son irreparables. Realizamos una revisión bibliográfica con enfoque neuroquirúrgico, y analizamos con detalle las lesiones que se producen en el sistema nervioso central, estudiando su fisiopatología, las secuelas neurológicas que producen y su implicación en el tratamiento rehabilitador y el futuro de los niños.


Child abuse is both socially and medically troublesome and many times produces permanent consequences. A review of the literature is done from a neurosurgical standpoint, and the lesions produced at the Central Nervous System are evaluated in detail, including their physiopathology, neurological sequels and implications for rehabilitation treatment and the child's future life.

Key words
Child abuse, Head injury, Hemiplegia, Sequels, Social Work
Palabras clave
Hemiplejia, Maltrato infantil, Secuelas, Trabajo social, Traumatismo craneoencefálico
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Giménez-Pando, J.; Perez-Arjona, E.; Dujovny, M.; Díaz, F.G.: Secuelas neurológicas del maltrato infantil. Revisión bibliográfica. Neurocirugía 2007; 18: 95–100.

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Neurocirugia.2007;18:95-100 - Vol. 18 Núm.2 DOI: 10.1016/S1130-1473(07)70292-0