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, 6 (4), 179-84

Fatal Non-Missile Head Injury: A Cohort Study of Patients With and Without an Intracranial Hematoma

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Fatal Non-Missile Head Injury: A Cohort Study of Patients With and Without an Intracranial Hematoma

R A Rodda et al. Clin Neuropathol.

Abstract

Brain damage in fatal non-missile head injury is outlined in 100 cases with and in 100 cases without an intracranial hematoma. The patients with intracranial hematomas were significantly older, and had a higher incidence of lucid interval and of unilateral diffuse brain swelling but a lower incidence of ischemic lesions in the cerebral cortex and of bilateral diffuse brain swelling than the patients with no hematoma. Cases with unilateral hematomas and cases with unilateral diffuse brain swelling had significantly more severe ipsilateral cerebral contusions.

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