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Mild head injury: a misnomer.
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PMID:  10462145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite controversy surrounding the concept of mild head injury (MHI), it is becoming evident that even a head trauma termed 'mild' may result in significant behavioural sequelae. The present study was an attempt at documenting structural cerebral damage, by way of computerized tomography, in a group of patients having suffered a MHI as defined by the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score. A 1-year retrospective chart review identified 80 MHI patients who presented to the Emergency department of a lead hospital for trauma. Sixty-six per cent of these MHI patients were scanned. Evidence of intracranial abnormalities was obtained in 31% of the overall sample. Patients with a lower GCS score had a higher percentage of abnormal scans than those with a GCS score of either 14 or 15. The present findings suggest that a MHI can be associated with significant morbidity, and that a MHI group does not constitute a homogeneous pool of patients.
A Tellier; L C Della Malva; A Cwinn; S Grahovac; W Morrish; M Brennan-Barnes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain injury     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0269-9052     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Inj     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-01     Completed Date:  1999-11-01     Revised Date:  2014-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710358     Medline TA:  Brain Inj     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  463-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Craniocerebral Trauma / diagnosis*
Glasgow Coma Scale
Injury Severity Score
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Terminology as Topic*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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