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CLINICAL AND PATHOMORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF ACUTE HEAD INJURY IN ADULT AND OLD AGE

S. Dyankov, P. Pavlov, I. Stankulov

Abstract

The authors performed a clinico-morphological comparison in 377 patients aged over 60 years who deceased after acute head injury. Patients1 histories and findings from medico-legal expert examinations were examined. The specific etiopathogenetic features determining the peculiar dynamics and the number of patients according to the kind and nature of the injury were emphasized. The authors established a higher incidence rate of the open acute head injury, subperiostal haematomas and calvaria and skull base fractures not seldomly accompanied by intracranial haematomas some of which remained undiagnosed while still living. The clinical course of the trauma and the structure of macroscopic and microscopic morphological alterations were analyzed. Their multiple appearance was outlined. The kind and severity of the accompanying diseases and traumatic lesions as well as the main reasons for death in this patients' contingent were studied.


Keywords

Acute head injury; diagnosis; symptoms; histomorphology; elderly; senile age

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v31i0.2936

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P. Pavlov

I. Stankulov

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