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Contrecoup injury in patients with traumatic temporal bone fracture

Asha'ari, Zamzil Amin and Raja Lope Ahmad, Raja Ahmad Al'konee and Ab Rahman, Jamalludin and Kamarudin, Norie Azilah and Wan Leman, Wan Ishlah (2011) Contrecoup injury in patients with traumatic temporal bone fracture. The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 125 (8). pp. 781-785. ISSN 0022-2151

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Objective:To study the prevalence and patterns of contrecoup injury in traumatic temporal bone fracture cases.Method:A prospective, cohort study was undertaken of all patients with traumatic head injury admitted to a tertiary referral hospital in Malaysia within an 18-month period. High resolution computed tomography scans of the brain and skull base were performed in indicated cases, based on clinical findings and Glasgow coma score. Patients with a one-sided temporal bone fracture were selected and subsequent magnetic resonance imaging performed in all cases. Contrecoup injury incidence, type, severity and outcome were recorded.Results:Of 1579 head injury cases, 81 (5.1 per cent) met the inclusion criteria and were enrolled in the study. Temporal bone fractures were significantly associated with intracranial injuries (p < 0.001). The incidence of a contrecoup injury in cases with temporal bone fracture was 13.6 per cent. Contrecoup injury was significantly associated with petrous temporal bone fracture (p < 0.01). The commonest contrecoup injury was cerebral contusion, followed by extradural haematoma and subdural haematoma.Conclusion:Contrecoup injury is not uncommon in cases of temporal bone fracture, and is significantly associated with petrous temporal bone fracture.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5556/1804
Uncontrolled Keywords: Temporal Bone; Skull Fractures; Brain Injuries; Contrecoup Injury; Diagnosis
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Depositing User: Dr Raja Ahmad Al'Konee Raja Lope Ahmad
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2011 12:38
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 10:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1804

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