Factor Present? n % epilepsy
Early epilepsy No 29/868 3
  Yes 59/238 25*
Hematoma No 27/854 3
  Yes 45/128 35*
Depressed fracture No 27/832 3
  Yes 76/447 17*

*p < .001

Adapted from B Jennett, G Teasdale. Management of Head Injuries. Philadelphia: FA Davis, 1981:271. From Willmore LJ. Head trauma and the development of post-traumatic epilepsy. In: Ettinger AB and Devinsky O, eds. Managing epilepsy and co-existing disorders. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2002;229-238. With permission from Elsevier (www.elsevier.com).

Authored By: 
B Jennett
G Teasdale
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Reviewed By: 
Steven C. Schachter MD
on: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2004