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CT scan in severe diffuse head injury: physiological and clinical correlations.
  1. E Teasdale,
  2. E Cardoso,
  3. S Galbraith,
  4. G Teasdale


    CT scan findings, clinical features and intracranial pressure were studied in patients with severe diffuse head injury. Compression of the 3rd ventricle and basal cisterns closely correlated with an intracranial pressure greater than 20 mmHg, with clinical signs of midbrain dysfunctions and worse prognosis. These CT scan findings can indicate whether intracranial pressure monitoring is appropriate.

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