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Dr David Hunter and Mr Keith Mulholland. Altnagelvin hospital Londonderry Northern Ireland

A child rear seat passenger secured in a booster seat involved in a sudden vehicle deceleration accident.  A head injury was sustained on an in-car DVD player mounted on the posterior aspect of the driver’s headrest.  The injury resulted in a clean 15cm full thickness scalp laceration with exposed cranium mostly above the hairline level.  The wound required closure under general anaesthetic.

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