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Traumatic Brain Injury

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

in The Practice of Emergency and Critical Care Neurology

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780195394023
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323050 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195394023.003.0039
Traumatic Brain Injury

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Chapter 39 discusses the management of TBI and the neurosurgical options in a patient whose condition is deteriorating. Admission to the NICU is warranted in patients who have impaired consciousness or are at risk for further deterioration. The threshold for observation in the ICU should be low in patients with skull fracture, trauma by fall, blunt head trauma from fists, or a temporal or frontal lobe intracranial hematoma on computed tomography (CT) scan.

Chapter.  9532 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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