Head Trauma

  • Thomas Betlej

Abstract

Loss of consciousness has many possible causes in the trauma patient. Although direct head trauma, either blunt or penetrating, may produce loss of consciousness, other causes such as shock, seizures, metabolic disturbances, intoxication, and others must be considered. A systematic approach to the unconscious trauma patient should provide for expedient diagnosis and treatment. As in all trauma patients, the initial evaluation begins with the “A,B,C’s” of airway, breathing and circulation.

Keywords

Trauma Patient Subdural Hematoma Epidural Hematoma Skull Fracture Dural Sinus 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

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  • Thomas Betlej

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