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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 10(1); 1981 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1981;10(1): 91-100.
Outcome of Patient with Severe Head Injury and Correlated Computerized Tomography.
Moon Chan Kim, Yong Gil Lee, Joon Ki Kang, Jin Un Song
Department of Neurosurgery, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
This study includes 48 patients with severe head injury and with Neurosurgical Coma Scale(N.C.S.) scores of < or =8, who were admitted during last 1 1/2 years in our neurosurgical department. One week interval Serial C.A.T. scan was performed for 3 times and reviewed with patient's outcome and coma score comparing with consequences of serial C.A.T. Scan. Mortality rate was 33% who's coma score of < or =5 and 14% of > or =6. C.A.T. scans are correlated with the level of consciousness and coma score. The most common abnormalities were small ventricle ad area of mixed density interpreted as diffuse contusion. Two cases are new formed post-traumatic intracerebral hematoma. The patients, who's coma score of < or =5 had severe clinical and C.A.T. abnormality.
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