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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1983;12(4): 529-538.
Clinical Analysis of Pediatric Neurosurgical Patients (1957-1982).
Kyu Chang Wang, Hyun Jip Kim, Byung Kyu Cho, Bo Sung Sim
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
The authors analyzed pediatric(under 15-year of age) neurosurgical patients admitted to the Department of Neurosurgery of the Seoul National University Hospital during the 26-year period from 1957 to 1982. The results were as follow : 1) Among the total 13,941 neurosurgical admission cases during this period, pediatric cases were 2,543 (18.2%) in number. 2) The male to female ratio was 2.2:1. 3) The total admission cases consisted of traumatic (56.9%), congenital (9.7%), infectious (7.2%), neoplastic (12.0%), vascular (2.4%), and miscellaneous (11.8%) lesions. The proportion of traumatic lesion has been getting smaller since early 1970's while those of other lesions, especially neoplastic one, larger. 4) Among the 2,543 admission, 853 cases (33.5%) were operated. The annual operation rate gradually increased since mid-1970's. 5) The total admission and operation mortalities were 6.6% and 7.7%, but those figures of 1980's were 3.1% and 3.4%, respectively.
Key Words: Pediatric neurosurgical patient; Operation rate; Mortality
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