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Type: Journal article
Title: Experience with extradural haematomas in New South Wales
Author: Dan, N. G.
Berry, G.
Kwok, B.
Mandryk, J. A.
Ring, I. T.
Sewell, M. F.
Simpson, Donald A.
Citation: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 1986; 56(7):535-541
Issue Date: 1986
Organisation: Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR)
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N.G. Dan, G. Berry, B. Kwok, J.A. Mandryk, I.T. Ring, M.F. Sewell & D.A. Simpson
Abstract: A retrospective study of 126 patients with extradural haematomas was made to determine whether their outcome could be modified by alteration of their management. Poor outcome occurred in those over 65 years of age, in motor smash victims, in those with fixed pupils, in those with major associated injuries or those comatose on hospital admission. The detection of skull fracture or of a lucid interval was not prognostically useful. A graduation in mortality according to the type of hospital was present but did not reach statistical significance. Failure to correct shock and delay in instituting definitive treatment were the major preventable factors which could be modified to improve outcome.
Keywords: extradural haematoma; epidemiology; preventable factors; operative delay; outcome
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1986.tb07096.x
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