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Table 2 Severity of TBI and TBI pathology

From: Characteristics of traumatic brain injury patients with abnormal neuroimaging in Southeast Norway

  N (%)
2153 (100)
Glasgow coma score
 14–15 1031 (48)
 9–13 571 (27)
 6–8 250 (12)
 3–5 301 (14)
Head injury severity score
 Minimal 129 (6)
 Mild 857 (40)
 Moderate 612 (28)
 Severe 555 (26)
Rotterdam CT score
 1–2 849 (39)
 3–4 1122 (52)
 5–6 182 (9)
Basal cisterns
 Normal 1800 (84)
 Compressed/absent 352 (16)
Midline shift
  0–5 mm 1799 (84)
  > 5 mm 353 (17)
Pathology seen on first CTa
 Subarachnoid hemorrhage 1235 (57)
 Subdural hematoma 1185 (55)
 Contusion 1029 (48)
 Epidural hematoma 334 (16)
 Intraventricular hemorrhage 254 (12)
 Skull fracture - basilar 799 (37)
 Skull fracture - linear vault 699 (33)
 Skull fracture - depressed vault 122 (6)
 Penetrating injury 34 (1.6)
Traumatic Axonal Injury
 MRI done (Yes) 626 (29)
 TAI lesion identified (Yes) 322 (15)
  1. CT Computed tomography, MRI Magnetic resonance imaging, TAI Traumatic Axonal Injury
  2. a One patient may have more than one type of traumatic injury
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