oa South African Medical Journal - Head injuries

Volume 16, Issue 20
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



As in all other injuries, haemorrhage and shock should be dealt with at the first instance in head injuries. Lumbar puncture not done as a routine in head injury. Not much more is gained as a rule in routine use than can be found from a clinical examination and ill-effects may be produced from its too free use.

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