Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 103, Issue 3–4, pp 112–115

Chronological evaluation of acute traumatic intracerebral haematoma

  • T. Yamaki
  • K. Hirakawa
  • T. Ueguchi
  • H. Tenjin
  • T. Kuboyama
  • Y. Nakagawa
Clinical Articles

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 haematoma brain contusion computed tomography 

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© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Yamaki
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. Hirakawa
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Ueguchi
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Tenjin
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Kuboyama
    • 1
    • 2
  • Y. Nakagawa
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgerySaiseikai Shiga HospitalShiga
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryKyoto Prefectural University of MedicineKyotoJapan

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