volume 30, issue 2, P233-234 2016
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2015.1119237
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Wai Cheong Soon, Hani Marcus, Mark Wilson

Abstract: Extradural haematomas (EDH) occur in approximately 2% of all head injuries but account for a significant proportion of fatal head injuries with mortality rates ranging from 1.2 to 33%. The expeditious surgical evacuation of EDH is associated with an excellent prognosis and is considered the most cost-effective operation performed by neurosurgeons. The Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF) has produced informative guidance on the management of EDH. The criteria laid out for conservative management comprises non-comatos…

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