KUMJ | VOL. 15 | NO. 1 | ISSUE 57 | JAN.-MARCH, 2017

Computed Tomographic Evaluation of Craniocerebral Trauma in Dhulikhel Hospital
Suwal S, Karki S, Mandal D, Poudel RC


Abstract:
Background Craniocerebral trauma is common health problem in emergency department of any hospital. CT is commonly indicated to to rule out any significant intracranial abnormalities in these patients, so that timely intervention of the significant intracranial pathologies can be done. Objective The study is done to evaluate CT findings of head injury patients in Dhulikhel Hospital. Method This prospective hospital based study was done in Department of Radiology of Dhulikhel Hospital in the period of January 2015 to December 2015. CT findings of the head trauma patients undergoing CT in the Department of Radiology were reviewed and analysed. Result The study was done in 484 patients, 165 female and 319 male patients. Mean age of the patients was 30.87 19.25 years. Among them 205 patients showed abnormal CT findings, scalp injury being the commonest one, followed by skull fracture. 60 patients showed abnormal intracranial findings. There was significant correlation of skull fracture and abnormal intracranial findings in this study. Conclusion This study provided the normal and abnormal CT findings in head of the craniocerebral trauma patients in Dhulikhel Hospital. Abnormal CT findings were predominantly extra-cranial and were overlapping with intracranial abnormal findings.
Keyword : CT, Craniocerebral trauma, skull fracture