Multivariate analysis and prediction of outcome following penetrating head injury

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 1995 Oct;6(4):689-99.


Schemes for predicting outcome in craniocerebral missile injury have ranged from Cushing's analysis that was based on the physical characteristics of the injury to complex logistic analyses that incorporate radiographic, laboratory, and clinical data. Generation of predictive scales is discussed, focusing on the utility of the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score at presentation, presence or absence of coagulopathy, and radiographic evidence of the volume and type of tissue damage.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Injuries* / classification
  • Brain Injuries* / mortality
  • Brain Injuries* / physiopathology
  • Cerebral Ventricles / physiopathology
  • Glasgow Coma Scale
  • Humans
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Pupil / physiology
  • Wounds, Gunshot* / classification
  • Wounds, Gunshot* / mortality
  • Wounds, Gunshot* / physiopathology