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Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine

Pattern of head injury cases admitted at tertiary care centre in central India

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Author Details : Avinash H. Waghmode, Satin K. Meshram

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2017

Article Page : 221-224

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The present was the prospective study prospective on head injury cases admitted at tertiary care centre. Cases with the history of head injury which are admitted to the hospital are included in this study. The cases which were brought dead and which were having other visceral injury other than brain are excluded from this study. The present study was carried out in the department of Forensic medicine and Toxicology, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur during the period of November 2011 to October 2013. In the present study 21 to 30 year was the most commonly involved group in which male outnumbered the female. Out of 103 cases, road traffic accident was the most common cause of head injury followed by fall from height and assault. Most of the cases (i.e., 61 cases) died during the first 24 hours of admission. Fissured (Linear) fracture was the most common type of skull fracture observed in the present study (41.35% cases).Temporal bone was the most common bone involved. Subdural and subarachnoid haemorrhages are the most common type of intracranial haemorrhage observed in the present study.

Keywords: Head injury, Skull fracture, Intracranial haemorrhage

How to cite : Waghmode A H, Meshram S K, Pattern of head injury cases admitted at tertiary care centre in central India. Indian J Forensic Community Med 2017;4(4):221-224

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