oa South African Medical Journal - Treatment of compound depressed fractures of skull, with a review of 75 cases (article no. 2)

Volume 19, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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