A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CT SCAN FINDING AND AUTOPSY FINDING IN HEAD INJURY CASES
Muhammad Tausif Arafat Hazarika and Aditya Madhab Baruah*
Head injury is a leading cause of death and is a common finding in medico legal practice. The most common radiological tool in evaluation of such cases is CT scan. The study attempts to make a comparison in results of the CT scan with the subsequent autopsy findings. 41.17% of contusions of scalp were missed on CT findings. 40% of fissured fractures were missed. Subdural and sub arachnoid hemorrhages were also missed. As such an effort must be made by all the doctors involved starting from the radiologist to the autopsy surgeon to better correlate their results to avoid future litigations.
Keywords: Head injury, CT scan, contusions, radiology, litigations.
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