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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 123-130

Surgical management of closed-head injury

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Ministry of Health, Sharqya
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine for Girls, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt

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MBBch, Ass. Prof. Lecturer Ahmed Swailam Mohamed

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DOI: 10.4103/sjamf.sjamf_8_20

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Purpose To evaluate cases of closed-head injury regarding clinical picture, investigations, surgical management, outcome, and prognosis. Patients and methods A prospective study was conducted on 22 surgical cases of the 62 patients with closed-head injury. Many preoperative factors were studied to evaluate the prognosis of such cases. Results Among 62 cases, 22 cases were subjected to surgery. Overall, 17 cases of extradural hematoma were subjected to surgery, whereas rest were associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage and acute subdural hematoma. Conclusion Early diagnosis and management of primary lesion of closed-head injury is very important to prevent secondary brain injury.

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