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TitleEmbolism of cerebral tissue: a cause of coagulopathy and cerebral infarction? Report of a case
AuthorsSimpson DA, Speed IE, Blumbergs PC
Year1991
TypeJournal Article
AbstractWe report a case of potentially survivable closed head injury, which was complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation and bilateral cerebral infarction. Autopsy disclosed pulmonary emboli composed of cerebral tissue. We suggest that the entry of brain tissue into the systemic blood circulation caused severe disseminated intravascular coagulation, with consequent thrombosis of cerebral veins and spreading infarction.
Journal TitleSurgical Neurology
Journal Volume (Issue)35(2)
Page Range159-162
Page Count4

Reference
Simpson DA, Speed IE, Blumbergs PC (1991) 'Embolism of cerebral tissue: a cause of coagulopathy and cerebral infarction? Report of a case', Surgical Neurology, 35(2), pp 159-162.