Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 103, Issue 3, pp 112–115

Chronological evaluation of acute traumatic intracerebral haematoma

Authors

  • T. Yamaki
    • Department of NeurosurgerySaiseikai Shiga Hospital
    • Department of NeurosurgeryKyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
  • K. Hirakawa
    • Department of NeurosurgerySaiseikai Shiga Hospital
    • Department of NeurosurgeryKyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
  • T. Ueguchi
    • Department of NeurosurgerySaiseikai Shiga Hospital
    • Department of NeurosurgeryKyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
  • H. Tenjin
    • Department of NeurosurgerySaiseikai Shiga Hospital
    • Department of NeurosurgeryKyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
  • T. Kuboyama
    • Department of NeurosurgerySaiseikai Shiga Hospital
    • Department of NeurosurgeryKyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
  • Y. Nakagawa
    • Department of NeurosurgerySaiseikai Shiga Hospital
    • Department of NeurosurgeryKyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Clinical Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF01407516

Cite this article as:
Yamaki, T., Hirakawa, K., Ueguchi, T. et al. Acta neurochir (1990) 103: 112. doi:10.1007/BF01407516

Summary

Serial computed tomographic (CT) studies were performed in 48 patients with brain contusion. Traumatic intracerebral haematoma (TIH) had developed within 6 hours in 56% of the cases, within 12 hours in 81% and 100% within 24 hours from the onset. TIH reached its maximal size in 84% of the cases within 12 hours. The incidence of the appearance of TIH from brain contusion was 52%. The performance of frequent CT examination within 24 hours following head injury would help to lower the mortality rate of such trauma.

Keywords

Traumatic intracerebral haematomabrain contusioncomputed tomography
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