Head Injury and Intracranial Hemorrhages: A CT Imaging Study of Trauma Patients

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Abdul Maajid Khokhar
Zartash Gull
Rimsha Ali


Objective: To find out how frequently patients who have experienced head trauma have intracranial bleeding on computed tomography imaging.

Materials and Methods: The study comprised 165 individuals with a history of trauma, all of whom had computed tomography. The brain was imaged using axial plane computed tomography without contrast, with slices 10mm thick from the foramen magnum to the vertex. SPSS version 22 was used for data analysis. All numerical values, including age, were given a mean and standard deviation. All qualitative variables, including gender, head injury, injury type, and cerebral hemorrhage, were calculated using frequencies and percentages.

Results: 25 (15.3%) of the 165 head injury patients had traumatic intracranial bleeding visible on a computed tomography scan. In the 25 patients, there were 9 (36%) subdural hemorrhages, 5 (20%) subarachnoid hemorrhages, 7 (28%) epidural hemorrhages, and 4 (16%) intraparenchymal hemorrhages. The 165 patients had 71 (43.1%) road traffic accidents, 39 (23.6%) history of falls, and 55 (33.33%) other types of traumatic injuries. It was found that the age range of 16 to 30 years had the highest frequency of cerebral bleeding. Intracranial hemorrhage was more common in men (72%) than in women.

Conclusion: According to this study, a CT scan revealed intracranial hemorrhages in 15.3% of head injury patients. The most frequent type of hemorrhage in this study was subdural. Compared to other traumatic injuries, the presence of cerebral bleeding was most frequently related to traffic accidents.


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Khokhar, A. M., Gull, Z. ., & Ali, R. . (2023). Head Injury and Intracranial Hemorrhages: A CT Imaging Study of Trauma Patients. Medical Science and Discovery, 10(3), 168–171. https://doi.org/10.36472/msd.v10i3.900
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Received 2023-02-28
Accepted 2023-03-12
Published 2023-03-16


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