Reseña del editor
The present study Correlation of Clinical and Autopsy findings of Cranio-cerebral Injuries Sustained in Road Traffic Accidents was a retrospective and prospective study of 65 cases of head trauma(admitted to Neurosurgery department of J S S Medical College and Hospital, Mysore, who died while on treatment) on whom postmortem examination was performed in the department of Forensic Medicine, J S S Medical College. 1.Incidence of males was high (90.7%) than that of females (9.3%). 2.The head injuries were observed more after the age of 20 years. 3.Majority of fractures (44 cases) were fissured fracture, indicating blunt injury to the head.In this study, C T scan could detect 43.9% of skull fractures. But in case of intracranial haemorrhages and brain lesions, the C T scan could detect up to 75% and 95% of cases respectively. This suggests that C T scan is a very useful investigation in head injury cases to detect the intracranial haemorrhage, brain lesions, and to some extent skull fractures. C T scan if done early can guide the treating doctors in management of the patients.
Biografía del autor
Dr.P.SRINIVASA REDDY is an Associate professor in Forensic Medicine working at Sri Siddhartha Medical College,Tumkur.He was graduated from SDUMC, Kolar in the year 2000. He was the topper in MD(Forensic Medicine)examination conducted by RGUHS, Bangalore in the year 2007.He has published articles in various state & national journals.