NA00/S00 Superficial injury of head



Superficial injury of the head is commonly caused by blunt force trauma, such as a fall, a blow to the head, or a vehicular accident.


A physical examination and imaging tests, such as X-rays, CT scans or MRIs, can be used to diagnose a superficial head injury.

Differential diagnosis

Other conditions that can be mistaken for a superficial head injury include skull fractures, concussions, intracranial hemorrhage, epidural hematomas, and subdural hematomas.


Treatment for a superficial head injury depends on the severity and location of the injury. Mild injuries may require only rest, ice, and pain relievers, while more severe injuries may require surgery.


The prognosis for a superficial head injury depends on the extent of the injury. Most superficial head injuries heal without any long-term effects, though some may result in permanent damage.

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