Risks of intracranial haematoma in head injured adults.

  title={Risks of intracranial haematoma in head injured adults.},
  author={Alexander David Mendelow and G H Teasdale and Bryan Jennett and John Bryden and C Hessett and Gordon Murray},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={287 6400},
A study was conducted to estimate the risk that an adult (age 15 or over) will develop a surgically significant intracranial haematoma after a head injury. Two simple features were used that can be recognised by clinicians with minimal training: a skull fracture and the conscious level. The risks were calculated from samples of 545 patients with haematomas, 2773 head injured patients in accident and emergency departments, and 2783 head injured patients in primary surgical wards. With… CONTINUE READING


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