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Objective: To determine the frequency of extradural hematoma among patients presenting with traumatic brain
injury(TBI) with skull fracture.
Material and Methods: This study was conducted at Neurosurgery Department, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar,
Pakistan. Descriptive cross-sectional study carried out from May 2015 to May 2017 in which a total of 370 patients were
included. All patients of TBI having linear skull fracture on skull X ray or CT brain were included and those with bleeding
disorder or on anticoagulant were excluded. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 20.
Results: The study revealed that mean age was 31 years having SD of ± 2.71. Male patients were 75% and female
were 25%. Mean GCS was 11 with SD ± 3.34. 55% patients had parietotemporal bone fracture.25% patients had
temporal bone fracture. 15% patients had frontal bone fracture and 5% patient had occipital bone fracture. Moreover,
the incidence of extradural hematoma was found to be 9%.
Conclusion: Our study concludes that Extradural hematoma was most common in parietotemporal and temporal site
of skull fracture.
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