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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1992;21(9): 1071-1079.
Clinical Course and Outcome Following Mild Head Injury.
Jung Taek Kwon, Kwan Park, Young Baeg Kim, Byung Kook Min, Sung Nam Hwang, Jong Sik Suk, Duck Young Choi
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, ChungAng University, Seoul, Korea.
A retrospective analysis of 219 mild head injured patients who were admitted to Chung-Ang University Hospital from January 1990 to December 1991 was made to correlate outcome to initial Glasgow coma scale(GCS) score, combined injuries and radiologic findings. The results were as follows: 1) The young males were most frequently affected. 2) The most common cause was motor vehicle accident followed by fall. 3) The most common combined injury was cervical sprain followed by subgaleal hematoma. 4) The skull fractures were shown in 29.2% but there was no correlation between outcome and skull fracture. 5) The most common abnormal CT finding was the subdural hematoma(20.3%). 6) The positive blood alcohol test was not correlated with the outcome. 7) The majority of the patients(91.8%) made a good recovery. 8) Thirteen patients(5.9%) were performed cranial operation under the diagnosis of epidural hematoma(5 patients), subdural hematoma(4 patients), contusion and FCCD.
Key Words: Mild head injury; Glasgow coma scale; Glasgow outcome scale; Prognosis
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