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TitleExperience with extradural haematomas in New South Wales
AuthorsDan NG, Berry G, Kwok B, Mandryk JA, Ring IT, Sewell MF, Simpson DA
Year1986
TypeJournal Article
AbstractA retrospective study of 126 patients with extradural haematomas was made to determine whether their outcome could be modified by alteration of their management. Poor outcome occurred in those over 65 years of age, in motor smash victims, in those with fixed pupils, in those with major associated injuries or those comatose on hospital admission. The detection of skull fracture or of a lucid interval was not prognostically useful. A graduation in mortality according to the type of hospital was present but did not fgach statistical significance. Failure to correct shock and delay in instituting definitive treatment were the major preventable factors which could be modified to improve outcome.
Journal TitleAustralian & New Zealand Journal of Surgery
Journal Volume (Issue)56
Page Range535-541
Page Count7
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Dan NG, Berry G, Kwok B, Mandryk JA, Ring IT, Sewell MF, Simpson DA (1986) 'Experience with extradural haematomas in New South Wales', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 56, pp 535-541.