X-ray may be performed to detect any fracture. CT scan of the brain may be ordered if the doctor thinks that there are risks of acute bleeding that can cause life-threatening problem. The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) based on the sum of scores in 3 areas of assessment: Eye opening, verbal and motor response, is a tool frequently used in hospitals to grade the severity of the head injury that influences treatment decisions and outcomes.
Severity of head injury can be classified as:
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