ASSESSMENT OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY WITH CT SCAN
Mahboobul Haque, Nazim Naseer, Moinuddin Khan Aslan
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major health issue responsible for considerable mortality and long-term morbidity worldwide. The present study was conducted to determine role of CT in TBI. 93 cases of traumatic head injury underwent CT scan obtained with Planmica CT machine. All CT images were read by trained radiologist for the presence, absence of brain abnormalities. Out of 93 cases, males were 50 and females were 43. Diagnosis was mass effect in 10, cerebral edema in 12, subdural hematoma in 24, extradural hematoma in 30, intra cerebral hematoma in 7 and intra ventricular hemorrhage in 6 cases. The difference was significant (P<0.05). CT scan found to be effective in assessment of brain injuries.