Prognostic factors in severely head injured adult patients with acute subdural haematoma's

F Servadei
Acta Neurochirurgica 1997, 139 (4): 279-85
A medline search back to 1975 was undertaken to identify relevant papers published on subdural haematomas. The search was restricted, whenever possible, to adult age and comatose patients. Forty relevant reports were identified. Only 3 papers reported results on multivariate analysis. In terms of prognosis, the following parameters were found to be significant: age, time from injury to treatment, presence of pupillary abnormalities, GCS/motor score on admission, immediate coma or lucid interval, CT findings (haematoma volume, degree of midline shift, associated intradural lesion, compression of basal cisterns), post-operative ICP and the type of surgery. Improving the outcome of patients with acute subdural haematoma's is a difficult task. A small subpopulation of patients may have a benign course without surgical haematoma evacuation, but all comatose patients with an acute subdural haematoma should be treated in Centers where neurosurgical facilities and appropriate monitoring are available.

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