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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2014 pp 290-293

Research Article

Assessments of Role of CT scan in Patients with Cranio- Cerebral Trauma


Tilak Chandrapal1, Eranna R. Palled2

1Associate professor, Department of Radio diagnosis, Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Srinivasnagar, Suratkal, Mangalore, Karnataka, INDIA.

2Assistant Professor, Department of Radio diagnosis, Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences Belgaum 590001 Karnataka, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.


Head injuries caused or contributed to death in most trauma fatalities. The primary goal of imaging the trauma patient is to quickly and accurately identify treatable lesions before secondary injury to the brain occurs. Computed Tomography (CT) is ideally suited to evaluate patients immediately after trauma. Materials and methods: 100 patients of cranio cerebral trauma were selected and various factors associated with cranio-cerebral trauma were recorded. CT scan findings of these patients were recorded. Types of skull fractures were recorded. Results: 92% patients showed abnormal findings on CT scan. Contusion (57.6%) was the most common finding observed on CT scan. Linear fracture was observed in 60.8%. Conclusion: CT scan is one of the most comprehensive diagnostic modality for accurate localization of the site of injury in cranio-cerebral trauma.