Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Traumatic Intracranial Hematomas in Young Children
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Comments: The content under the “goal of the study” under heading “Introduction”, has been shifted before “Introduction” and kept under the heading “Objective”.
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Comments: The Discussion puts forth the treatment results carried out using the adaptation of Lansky scale and the Glasgow outcome scale (GOS). This further provides an overview of the research done among children with traumatic intracranial hematomas (ICH).
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Comments: In Figure 1 legend, ‘C - the vertical size of the hematoma’ is not indicated with any arrow in the figures provided.
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Comments: There are certain issues found in the manuscript which are mentioned below. The authors need to check the highlighted point whether the modified sentence is in accordance with the intended meaning of the sentence.
· Under Abstract, “Methods and Materials” has been changed to “Subject and Methods.”
· Under heading “Subject and Methods”, 1st paragraph, 2nd sentence, “Correlating brain size with age , and establishing the dependence of the cranial cavity volume based on its circumference” can be better written as “The study also correlated the brain size with age and established the dependence of the cranial cavity volume based on its circumference.”
· In Table 3, the “Russian text” has been replaced with “Group” to maintain uniformity throughout the manuscript.
Further comments on the paper
Comments: The manuscript provides a detailed account of how the treatment of young children with traumatic intracranial hematomas (ICH) can be improved by improving the diagnosis and use of minimally invasive surgical methods. This further describes the results of the study of the different types of hematomas occurring among young children. Lastly, it states that the effectiveness of the developed treatment of young children with ICH can be characterized by a decrease in the risk of unfavorable outcome.
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Corresponding AuthorIgor Ivanovich Larkin
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Omsk State Medical University, Omsk, Russia
Article TypeResearch Article
Publication historyReceived: Mon 15, Mar 2021
Accepted: Tue 06, Apr 2021
Published: Mon 19, Apr 2021
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