[Practical assessment of brain dysfunction in severe head trauma (author's transl)]

Neurochirurgie. 1982;28(1):1-7.
[Article in French]


Assessment of brain dysfunction in head injured patients is important as an index of severity of brain damage and forms the basis of monitoring. . The Glasgow Coma scale (G.C.S.) is a practical scale for nurses. The Liege Coma scale contains the three variables of the G.C.S. and provides informations concerning the brain stem reflexes. In a series of 60 head-injured patients, recovery rates were calculated on the basis of either Glasgow scores or Liege scores. The Liege Coma scale provides a more sensitive index of clinical course and a better prognosis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Brain Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Coma / diagnosis
  • Coma / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurologic Examination / methods
  • Reflex