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Piña TAA, Lemes BJJ
Behaviour of the severe cranioencephalic trauma in adults in Granma
Gaceta Médica Espirituana 2012; 14 (2)

Language: Español
References: 17
Page: 96-103
PDF: 258.22 Kb.


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ABSTRACT

Background: The serious cranioencephalic trauma is the main cause of death related to polytrauma inability and severe inability with devastating consequences mainly in the first four decades of life. Objective: To describe the behavior of the serious cranioencephalic trauma in adult patients. Methodology: A descriptive study was carried out in admitted patients with serious cranioencephalic trauma at Carlos Manuel de Céspedes General Hospital in the service of neurosurgery, Bayamo town, Granma province, from January 1st 2009 to December 31st 2010. Descriptive statistics methods were applied. Results: More than 56 % of the patients were over 45 years old, 83,4 % belong to masculine sex and 59,.1 % of injured were of urban origin. The most frequent trauma mechanism was the traffic accidents with a 51,5 % and the type of trauma which prevailed was closed with an 86,4 %. 57,6 % had complications and almost half of the patients needed surgery, 22,7 % of the patients passed away. Conclusions: The serious cranioencephalic trauma prevails in patients over 45 years old, masculine and of urban origin with closed trauma in patients victims of traffic accidents. All patients who passed away had any complication during the evolution.


Key words: Severe cranioencephalic trauma, trauma mechanism, type of trauma, Glasgow scale and associated lesions.


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