ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

The Value of Serum MDA For the Diagnosis of Intracranial Injury
Ahmet Güzel 1, Polat Durukan 2, Necip İlhan 3, İmran Kurt Ömürlü 4
1Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Acil Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
2Erciyes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Acil Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Kayseri
3Fırat Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Biyokimya Anabilim Dalı, Elazığ
4Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Biyoistatistik Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
Pages : 209-213


Objectives: Malonyldialdehid (MDA) is one of the most sensitive parameters of the lipid peroxidation. In the present study, it was aimed to investigate the value of serum MDA levels in diagnosing intracranial pathologies in minor head trauma.

Patients and Methods: This prospective study was approved in Fırat University. Patients were categorized into 2 groups: those without intracranial lesions in head CTs (group 1) and those with intracranial lesions in head CTs (group 2). Serum MDA levels were determined.

Results: Mean serum MDA levels in group 1 (n=50) and group 2 (n=24) were 31.186±46.9 pg/ml and 54.873±127.6 pg/ml, respectively. Statistical analysis showed no significant difference between the two groups in terms of MDA values.

Conclusion: It is found that serum MDA has limited value in determining the intracranial injury detected with computed tomography in patients with minor head trauma.

Keywords : Emergency department; head trauma; MDA; intracranial injury.
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