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TitleExtradural haematoma: trends in outcome over 35 years
AuthorsJones NR, Molloy CJ, Kloeden CN, North JB, Simpson DA
Year1993
TypeJournal Article
AbstractWe have reviewed 35 years experience of extradural haemorrhage (EDH) in a large neurosurgical unit, based in two university hospitals, one dealing exclusively with children and the other a general hospital. A steady reduction in the mortality rate from 29 to 8.5% occurred during that period. A trend towards earlier diagnosis is noted and an increasing proportion of rural patients has been evident throughout the study period. During the time-period studied there were many significant developments: the establishment of a modem neurosurgical unit, the evolution of an intensive care unit, the availability of CT head scanning and the formal organization of rapid retrieval to service country areas. However, no single feature could be identified as the major contributor to falling mortality results. Clinical awareness and early diagnosis are the keys to successful management of EDH.
Journal TitleBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Journal Volume (Issue)7(5)
Page Range465-471
Page Count7
NotesAvailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Jones NR, Molloy CJ, Kloeden CN, North JB, Simpson DA (1993) 'Extradural haematoma: trends in outcome over 35 years', British Journal of Neurosurgery, 7(5), pp 465-471.