Pattern of Head Injury and Associated Injuries in the Patients Presenting to Neurosurgical Emergency

  • Salman Raza, Yasir Shahzad Department of Neurosurgery DHQ Hospital Rawalpindi and Rawalpindi Medical College
  • Shafiq- ur-Rahman Department of Neurosurgery DHQ Hospital Rawalpindi and Rawalpindi Medical College
  • Ali Tassadaq Department of Neurosurgery DHQ Hospital Rawalpindi and Rawalpindi Medical College
  • Nadeem Akhtar Department of Neurosurgery DHQ Hospital Rawalpindi and Rawalpindi Medical College
Keywords: Head injury,, Associated Injuries,, Neurosurgical Emergency

Abstract

Background: To assess the pattern of head injury and associated injuries along with head injury presenting to neurosurgical emergency after sustaining injuries by different modes.

Methods: In this observational study, non-probability consecutive sampling was used. Patients were recruited who were having head injury with or without any associated bodily injury. There was no compulsion for age and gender

Results:Majority of the patients were male (81.28%) with 48% aged between 20-49 years. Road traffic accident (66.89%) was the commonest mode of injury. Associated injuries were found in 39.7%. Maxillo-facial injury ( 17.3%), long bone injury (17.8%) and spinal trauma (5.8%) were the commonest associated injuries.Normal brain CT scan was seen in 28.6%

Conclusion: Head injury is frequently associated with injuries to other parts of body .That is why other bodily injuries should be taken into consideration while dealing with head injury.

Published
2018-06-30
How to Cite
Shahzad, S. R. Y., ur-Rahman, S.-, Tassadaq, A., & Akhtar, N. (2018). Pattern of Head Injury and Associated Injuries in the Patients Presenting to Neurosurgical Emergency. Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College, 22, 120-123. Retrieved from http://journalrmc.com/index.php/JRMC/article/view/878
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