Clinical predictors of abnormality disclosed by computed tomography after mild head trauma.

@article{Jeret1993ClinicalPO,
  title={Clinical predictors of abnormality disclosed by computed tomography after mild head trauma.},
  author={Joseph S Jeret and Mark Mandell and B J Anziska and M Lipitz and A P Vilceus and J. Anthony Ware and Theresa Ann Zesiewicz},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={9-15; discussion 15-6}
}
We prospectively studied 712 consecutive patients during a 1-year period who presented with amnesia or loss of consciousness after nonpenetrating head trauma and who had a perfect Glasgow Coma Scale score of 15. Of the 67 (9.4%) patients with acute traumatic lesions disclosed by computed tomography (CT) of the head, 2 required neurosurgical intervention and 1 died. Four factors were statistically correlated (P < 0.05) with abnormal CT findings: Older age, white race, signs of basilar skull… CONTINUE READING

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