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Having dent and swelling on head after hitting to a steel pole. CT scan normal. Stumble when walking. Should I be worried?

My 1 year old fell yesterday in a store and hit his head on a steel pole. Instead of a bump there was an obvious small "dent". We went straight to the ER, by the time we were there a small amt of swelling started but within a few minutes he was difficult to keep awake. They said to let him sleep. Did a CT that was normal. He slept for several hours which is very unusual for him. Today there is still minimal swelling and a small dent can still be felt. He is eating fine but does appear a little more "stumbly" when walking. Should I be worried? Can a CT miss something?
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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thanks for your quiry at HCM

CT scan done for bony window can depict depressed bone , there are some delayed signs which cant be seen if CT scan done earlier within 4 to 5 hours . this gait disturbance and difficulty in arousal can be due to brain edema so reconsult the neuro surgeon

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wishing you a speedy recovery
take care
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