STUDY OF INDICATION OF CT SCAN IN A CASE OF MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY [GCS13-15] ON THE BASIS OF HISTORY & CLINICAL EXAMINATION

Dr. Sachin Balwantkar, Dr. . Advait A. Vaidya, Dr. Ajay Patel, Dr. Kushal Agrawal

Abstract


Trauma to the head may cause damage to the brain parenchyma. This

intracranial damage is more probable in severe than mild forms of head

trauma. Despite this knowledge, physicians could not disregard the risk of

brain injury in mild forms; thus, in many cases of head trauma, computed

tomography (CT) scans are performed to detect possible intracranial injuries.

This excessive CT scanning could cause unnecessary radiation exposure for

patients, many cases of which are children and impose a heavy burden on the

society. Different studies tried to decrease unnecessary CT scans by

establishing clinical rules to predict possible injuries. These rules will help

clinicians to safely recognize at risk patients with clinical signs and symptoms

and perform CT scans when it is really necessary. The need for these rules is

more prominent in mild forms of traumatic brain injury, where patients usually

come with normal level of consciousness.

Aim of this study is to study the indication of CT scan in a case of mild traumatic brain injury with

GCS (13-15)


Keywords


CT SCAN, Trauma, brain parenchyma.

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