THE DEATHS CAUSED
INTRACRANIAL COMPLICATIONS AFTER BLUNT HEAD INJURY
Yucel F, Asirdizer
M, Cansunar FN, Batuk G., Ildiz E.
2nd Congress of Forensic Science, Uludag University Medical School, Bursa-1996, Summary
Book of Congress.
In our study, we examined 10816 autopsy reports registered in Mortuary Section
of Forensic Medicine Council-during 5 years between 1990 and 1994. Among these 68 cases (0.63 %) of death due to blunt head
trauma were chosen.
We determined encephalomalasia in 40 (58.82 %) cases, meningitis in 18 (26.47
%) cases, brain abscess in 2 (2.95 %) cases, organized intracranial hemorrhages in 7 (10.29 %) cases and meningo-encephalitis
in l (1.47 %) case. During this study, we investigated the intracranial complications, the several of trauma, the degree and
localization of traumatic lesions, the other organ complications besides the intracranial complications, the time between
injury and death, exposed or not exposed of them to neuro-chirurgic operations. Consequently, our findings were compared with
the other literature knowledge.
Key Words: Blunt head trauma, complications, death, autopsy.