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December 1961

Diagnose, Behandlung und Prognose der traumatischen Hämatome des Schädelinneren.

Arch Neurol. 1961;5(6):693-694. doi:10.1001/archneur.1961.00450180115018

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This small volume represents the experience of the authors in the diagnosis and treatment of intracranial hematomas during the past 10 years. A total of 181 patients with intracranial hematomas are presented. This includes 43 epidurals, 107 subdurals, 22 intracerebral, and 9 mixed or combined hematomas. Each of these types of hematoma is then analyzed the history, neurological signs, roentgenogram, angiogram, electroencephalogram, and spinal fluid are presented for each type of hematoma, along with the method of treatment employed, mortality and morbility rates, and the final result.

The literature is reviewed for each type of hematoma and the end-results of various types of treatment are analyzed. One entire section is devoted to a discussion of the differential diagnosis of the several types of intracranial hematomas.

Most experienced observers will be surprised by the high percentage of epidural hematomas in such a small series. The mortality figures are comparable to other

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