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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1993;22(9): 999-1005.
Acute Tissue Tear Hemorhages of the Brain.
Woo Kyung Kim, Cheol Wan Park, Kwang Heum Bak, Uhn Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, Chung Ang Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Tissue tear hemorrhages(TTHs) have been thought to be visible manifestation of more severe forms of diffuse axonal injury and thus portend a poor prognsis. Computed tomographic scans and magnetic resonance images from 1076 patients with closed head injuries were reviewed;30(3.5%) cases were found to have TTHs. The authors investigated the clinical spectrum of TTHs. No direct relationship could e established between presence of TTHs and the severity and/or outcome from the head injury in this group. Magnetic resonance imaging provided more sensitive information than computed tomography in evaluating TTHs.
Key Words: Tissue tear hemorrhages; Diffuse axonal injury; Computed tomography; Magnetic resonance imaging
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