Management of depressed skull fractures. Selective conservative management of nonmissile injuries.

@article{Heever1989ManagementOD,
  title={Management of depressed skull fractures. Selective conservative management of nonmissile injuries.},
  author={C M van den Heever and D J van der Merwe},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={186-90}
}
The management of 319 cases with nonmissible depressed skull fractures is discussed. The majority of these injuries (75%) resulted from assaults and more than 90% were compound fractures. Of these, 35 cases were excluded from the series; these were patients who died before investigation or treatment could be instituted, or whose major injury was an intracranial hematoma or extensive traumatic hemorrhagic necrosis rather than a depressed fracture with underlying localized contusion. In the… CONTINUE READING

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