Delayed intracranial hematoma in patients with severe head injury

Radiology. 1979 Dec;133(3 Pt 1):645-9. doi: 10.1148/133.3.645.


Serial computed tomography was peformed on 119 consecutive patients suffering from severe head injury. The development of delayed intracranial hematomas, both intra- and extraaxial, was evaluated by comparing the initial scan with subsequent studies. Ten delayed intracerebral hematomas and nine delayed extracerebral collections were encountered. The occurrence of delayed intracerebral hemorrhage is more frequenct than previously reported and is associated with a poor outcome.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / complications
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hematoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hematoma / etiology
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / diagnostic imaging
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / etiology
  • Hematoma, Subdural / diagnostic imaging
  • Hematoma, Subdural / etiology
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Pressure
  • Prognosis
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed