oa South African Medical Journal - Treatment of compound depressed fractures of skull, with a review of 75 cases (article no. 2)
|Article Title||Treatment of compound depressed fractures of skull, with a review of 75 cases (article no. 2)|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||May 1921|
|Pages||146 - 148|
|Keyword(s)||Compound brain injury, Depressed fractures, Intact dura mater, Laceration of dura, Nasal sinus involvement and Skull fractures|
A series of seventy-five consecutive non-European cases is quoted. The revised mortality rate is 5 per cent. Points stressed: careful and radical excision of scalp wound. Complete removal of all comminuted bone fragments. Thorough suction debridement of brain.
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