A RETROSPECTIVE RESEARCH TO ESTABLISH THE CLINIC-DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE AND OUTCOME OF INDIVIDUALS WHO PRESENTED WITH POSTERIOR FOSSA EXTRA DURAL HEMATOMA
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 1121-1124
AbstractAim: to determine the prevalence and clinical profile of patients presented with posterior fossa extra dural hematoma. Materials and methods: This retrospective observational research was carried at the Department of Neurology, Apex Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The data for this research was collected during a 2-year period and was analyzed. The clinical presentation, admission Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), mechanism of injury, type of intervention, and postoperative prognosis were all examined retrospectively in the data. The Glasgow Outcome Score (GOS) was used to evaluate the outcomes at the time of discharge and at three months after discharge. Results: There were 39 patients in all, 28 of them were men and 11 of whom were girls. There were 29.21 years between the mean ages of the patients. At the time of admission, 24 patients had GCS 13-15, followed by 9 patients with GCS 9-12, and only 5 patients had GCS less than 9. The mean EDH volume was 28.7 milliliters. Thirty-six patients were operated on, and five patients were treated conservatively. Conclusion: Epidural haematomas in the posterior fossa are a rather rare occurrence. Because of the limited volume of the posterior fossa and the presence of critical tissues inside it, mortality may be significant if the haematoma is not detected and treated promptly.
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