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Case report: chronic sub-dural hematoma following high-speed ejection.
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PMID:  8338501     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper reports a case of chronic sub-dural hematoma occurring in a pilot after a high-speed ejection that was within the survival envelope of the Mark 10 Martin Baker ejection seat. The events leading up to the ejection, his subsequent hospitalization for treatment of immediate injuries and late development of neurological signs, 6 weeks after the ejection, are presented. (A thorough search of literature has failed to reveal any previously published account of chronic sub-dural hematoma as a post-ejection complication.) His surgical treatment, recovery, and final assessment are discussed together with the possible causes of his sub-dural hematoma. Flight surgeons should take careful note of the events in this case. Sub-dural hematoma is frequently difficult to diagnose but it should not be discounted as a potential late complication from an ejection which is within the parameters of survivability and which yields, initially, only signs of relatively minor injury.
R Warburton
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aviation, space, and environmental medicine     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0095-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Publication Date:  1993 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-26     Completed Date:  1993-08-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501714     Medline TA:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  534-7     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Royal Saudi Air Force Aeromedical Centre, King Abdulaziz Air Base, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Aviation*
Aerospace Medicine
Chronic Disease
Head Protective Devices
Hematoma, Subdural / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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