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TitlePontomedullary tear in a speedboat accident: report of a case with MRI diagnosis
AuthorsBlumbergs PC, Oatey P, Sandhu A, Thomas L, Simpson DA
Year1991
TypeJournal Article
AbstractA case of atlanto-occipital dislocation with incomplete pondomedullary brainstem tear is reported; it resulted from a high-speed motorboat accident. The 43 year old man exhibited a locked-in syndrome; the diagnosis was made with MRI and verified by autopsy. With modern methods of life support, prolonged survival after such injuries is unfortunately sometimes possible.
Journal TitleZentralblatt fur Neurochirugie
Journal Volume (Issue)52
Page Range89-93
Page Count5

Reference
Blumbergs PC, Oatey P, Sandhu A, Thomas L, Simpson DA (1991) 'Pontomedullary tear in a speedboat accident: report of a case with MRI diagnosis', Zentralblatt fur Neurochirugie, 52, pp 89-93.