Modern Concepts in Neurotraumatology

First Scandinavian Symposium on Neurotraumatology, May 20–23, 1985, Göteborg, Sweden

  • Sten Lindgren

Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. S. Lindgren
      Pages 1-6
  3. Epidemiology

    1. Å. Nygren, C. Tingvall, H. Gustafsson
      Pages 10-12
    2. G. Silverbåge Carlsson
      Pages 13-15
    3. Å. Nygren, P. G. Hanson, C. Tingvall, H. Gustafsson
      Pages 16-17
  4. Biomechanics; Injury Scaling; Neuropathology

    1. H. Mellander
      Pages 18-20
    2. P. G. Hansson
      Pages 21-22
    3. Å. Nygren, P. G. Hansson, C. Tingvall
      Pages 25-27
    4. P. Löwenhielm
      Pages 31-32
    5. D. Stålhammar
      Pages 33-46
    6. K. P. G. Krantz, C. G. P. Löwenhielm
      Pages 47-50
    7. K. Boström, C. G. Helander
      Pages 51-55
  5. Care in the Acute Phase of Head Injuries

  6. Resources for Mild, Moderate and Severe Head Injury Patients

  7. Diagnostic Terminology of Head Injuries

  8. Evaluation of Impairment of Consciousness

  9. Clinical Assessment of Consciousness

    1. B. Jennett
      Pages 90-90
    2. D. Stålhammar, J. E. Starmarkt
      Pages 91-94
  10. Practical Assessment of Patients with Head Injuries

    1. S. Lindgren
      Pages 95-102
    2. J. E. Starmark, S. Lindgren
      Pages 103-105
    3. D. J. Price
      Pages 106-111
  11. Outcome

  12. Pathophysiology and Pathomorphology

    1. H. Kalimo, M.-L. Smith
      Pages 129-132
    2. Erna Enevoldsen
      Pages 133-136
    3. B. B. Johansson
      Pages 137-141
  13. Treatment and Prognosis

  14. Back Matter
    Pages 159-160

About this book


It has become increasingly difficult for the single clinician to cover the whole area of traumatology and particularly neurotraumatology. This is now a science with various specialized fields of research. The results are published in different and special journals, proceedings and books often not easily available to those responsible for the daily practical management of the patients with head injuries. Epidemiological investigations are necessary to evaluate the severity and frequency of accidents and injuries. Such studies will stress the importance of analysis of the causes and also the importance of prevention. They are useful for evaluation of the effects of injuries despite management. Moreover, the researchers of the different aspects may need some knowledge of other links in the chain of events at and after an impact. This is particularly evident with respect to the problems of accident and injury, their prevention, reduction, management and the presentation of the most important clinical features in each case for international comparisons. Therefore it is appropriate to let the different specialists briefly discuss and present their aspects of the subject. Moreover, it may facilitate and stimulate the clinicians in studying special fields of interest. This was the intention behind the "Scandinavian Symposium on Neurotraumatology" held in May 1985 in Gothenburg: - To accumulate wider knowledge for the neurosurgeon and better understanding between the researchers in various fields to the benefit of the coming and present patients. Sten Lindgren Contents Lindgren, S.: Introduction.


Trauma biomechanics brain care epidemiology head head injury neuropathology pathophysiology surgery traumatology

Editors and affiliations

  • Sten Lindgren
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgerySahlgren’s HospitalGöteborgSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-81931-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-8859-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-1419
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