Traumatic acute epidural hematoma: unrecognized high lethality in comatose patients.


A series of 51 comatose patients suffering traumatic epidural hematoma after closed head injury is reviewed. This prospective series was accumulated from the National Pilot Traumatic Coma Data Bank during a 2-year period and represents 9% of all patients entered into the Data Bank. The overall mortality was 41%, with 4% remaining in the vegetative state… (More)


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