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Diffuse axonal injury caused by assault.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1401226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case reports of 50 fatal head injuries caused by assault and managed at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Glasgow, were reviewed. Fifteen cases had diffuse axonal injury. Diffuse axonal injury is a well recognised type of brain damage brought about by a head injury, usually as a result of a road traffic accident or fall from a height. It does not seem to be widely appreciated that it may also occur as a result of an assault. This has important medicolegal implications.
D I Graham; J C Clark; J H Adams; T A Gennarelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0021-9746     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-09     Completed Date:  1992-11-09     Revised Date:  2010-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376601     Medline TA:  J Clin Pathol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  840-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neuropathology, University of Pennsylvania.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Axons / pathology*
Brain Injuries / etiology*,  mortality
Middle Aged
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications,  mortality,  pathology*

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