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Table 2 CT characteristics on admission

From: Acute bilateral mass-occupying lesions in non-penetrating traumatic brain injury: a retrospective study

CT characteristics No. (n = 80) Conservative (n = 18) Unilateral (n = 39) Bilateral (n = 23)
Midline shift     
  Presence 67 (83.8) 14 (77.8) 33 (84.6) 20 (87.0)
  Mean, mm1 4.0 (3.4) 3.6 (3.9) 4.0 (3.0) 4.1 (3.9)
Volume dominant lesion, mL1 37.6 (21.6) 27.6 (15.4) 39.4 (18.8) 42.3 (27.6)
Total volume lesions, mL1 51.9 (28.4) 41.2 (23.2) 52.4 (27.6) 59.1 (35.5)
Dominant lesion     
  EDH 17 (21.3) 1 (5.6) 10 (25.6) 6 (26.1)
  SDH 34 (42.5) 7 (38.9) 18 (46.2) 9 (39.1)
  HC 29 (36.3) 10 (55.6) 11 (28.2) 8 (34.8)
Compression of basal cisterns     
  Open 19 (23.8) 6 (33.3) 12 (30.8) 1 (4.3)
  Partially closed 20 (25.0) 2 (11.1) 13 (33.3) 5 (21.8)
  Completely closed 41 (51.3) 10 (55.6) 14 (35.9) 17 (73.9)
Subarachnoid hemorrhage 69 (86.3) 14 (77.8) 34 (87.2) 21 (91.3)
CT visible deep lesions 26 (32.5) 7 (38.9) 8 (20.5) 11 (47.8)
  1. 1Mean (SD); All other variables: number (%).
  2. CT, computed tomography; EDH, epidural hematoma; SDH, subdural hematoma; (HC) Hemorrhagic contusion.