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Disseminated intravascular coagulation after isolated mild head injury.

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A rare case is described of acute disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) following isolated mild head injury with acute subdural haematoma, coagulopathy onset preceding craniotomy. Surgical treatment of the cause followed by swift diagnosis and treatment soon after surgery enabled a good outcome. Post-operative recollection of subdural and extadural blood was treated by further surgery. DIC following isolated mild head injury without axonal damage is rare, but fatal if missed. Thrombocy...

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10.1007/s00701-009-0258-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
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Journal:
Acta neurochirurgica
Volume:
151
Issue:
11
Pages:
1521-1524
Publication date:
2009-11-05
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EISSN:
0942-0940
ISSN:
0001-6268
URN:
uuid:0aa70ab4-2bf8-42c9-93d3-769e1373b67f
Source identifiers:
141553
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pubs:141553

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