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Early versus late lateral ventricular enlargement following closed head injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6607318     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Serial computed tomographic scans in 39 closed head injury patients were measured by planimetry. The ventricle-brain ratio was computed, and the lateral ventricles were considered to be enlarged or normal based on measurements from a control group. Delayed ventricular enlargement was common after head injury producing low Glasgow Coma Scale scores and prolonged coma, whereas subarachnoid/intraventricular haemorrhage was more common with early enlargement. The degree of ventriculomegaly was related to neuropsychological test performance only when enlargement was delayed. It is postulated that diffuse axonal injury and hypoxic-ischaemic insult contributed to late ventricular enlargement, whereas a compensated obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid may be the predominant cause in the early group.
C A Meyers; H S Levin; H M Eisenberg; F C Guinto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0022-3050     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.     Publication Date:  1983 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-03-19     Completed Date:  1984-03-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985191R     Medline TA:  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1092-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Injuries / psychology,  radiography*
Cerebral Ventriculography*
Child, Preschool
Coma / radiography
Craniocerebral Trauma / radiography
Psychological Tests
Time Factors
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / psychology,  radiography*
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