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TitleDiffuse axonal injury in head trauma
AuthorsBlumbergs PC, Jones NR, North JB
Year1989
TypeJournal Article
AbstractDiffuse axonal injury (DAI) as defined by detailed microscopic examination was found in 34 of 80 consecutive cases of head trauma surviving for a sufficient length of time to be clinically assessed by the Royal Adelaide Hospital Neurosurgery Unit. The findings indicate that there is a spectrum of axonal injury and that one third ofcases of DAI recovered sufficiently to talk between the initial head injury producing coma and subsequent death. The macroscopic "marker" lesions in the corpus callosum and dorsolateral quadrants of the brainstem were present in only 15/34 of the cases and represented the most severe end of the spectrum of DAI.
Journal TitleJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Journal Volume (Issue)58
Page Range838-841
Page Count4

Reference
Blumbergs PC, Jones NR, North JB (1989) 'Diffuse axonal injury in head trauma', Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 58, pp 838-841.