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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1995;19(1):10.
A Clinical Study of Headaches in Cerebral Concussion Patients
Seong Eun Koh, M.D., Soon Yeol Chong, M.D., , Jin Sang Chung, M.D.,
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Konkuk University College of Medicine
뇌진탕 환자에서 나타나는 두통의 임상적 고찰
고성은, 정순열, 정진상
건국대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

Traumatic brain injury(TBI) results in many deficits that prevent retuning to a previous level, of daily living and working, The headaches are commonly remained as disability in which traumatic brain injured patients whether the degrees of injury were severe as well as mild. We reviewed headaches in total 87 patients with TBI according to variables such as presence, natures, area distribution, duration of headaches, and associated injury, respectively.

Subjects had no past history of headaches, no systemic diseases, and no evidences of cranial and intracranial injuries at plain skull series and brain CT scan which were done after TBI.

The incidence of headaches was 75.9%(n=66), Male were thirty eight(43.7%) and female were twenty eight(32.2%), The duration of headaches was less than I month after TBI in fourty nine(74.2%) The natures of headaches were dull and throbbing in fifty six(84.8%), The head injury sites were in accordance with the headaches sites in 34.8% The head injuries were commonly associated with cervical, shoulder, and/or facial injuries, On the basis of this study we propose that head injury frequently results in headaches, particularly when no apparent structural traumatic lesion is demonstrable.

Key Words: Traumatic brain injury, Headache, Cerebral concussion


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