The clinical utility of computed tomographic scanning and neurologic examination in the management of patients with minor head injuries.

@article{Shackford1992TheCU,
  title={The clinical utility of computed tomographic scanning and neurologic examination in the management of patients with minor head injuries.},
  author={Steven R. Shackford and Steven L Wald and Steven E Ross and Thomas H. Cogbill and David Butler Hoyt and John A Morris and Peter Mucha and Hersch Leon Pachter and Harvey J. Sugerman and Kiaran O'Malley},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1992},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={385-94}
}
The evaluation and management of patients with minor head injury (MHI: history of loss of consciousness or posttraumatic amnesia and a GCS score greater than 12) remain controversial. Recommendations vary from routine admission without computed tomographic (CT) scanning to mandatory CT scanning and admission to CT scanning without admission for selected patients. Previous reports examining this issue have included patients with associated non-CNS injuries who confound the interpretation of the… CONTINUE READING

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