Retrospective Study of Outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injuries at a General Surgical Unit

Original Article

  • T S Rajesh Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • H M Surendra Mohan Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Keywords: Head Trauma, Neurosurgical Centres, Surgical Unit

Abstract

Management of head trauma has evolved from the period of Edwin smith papyrus description of trephination, through the period
of Hippocrates to Alexandrian school and Galen to the development of modern Neurosurgical Centers. However, in a country
like India, a large number of the traumatic head injuries are still being primarily managed at level I and Level II General Surgical
Units. We wish to share different perspectives of managing head injuries in a General Surgical unit, based on demographics,
injury characteristics, and outcome as determinants for management strategies.

Author Biographies

T S Rajesh, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore,
Karnataka, India

H M Surendra Mohan, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Mysore Medical College and Research Institute,
Mysore, Karnataka, India

Published
2021-01-27
Section
Articles