The Neuropathology of the Vegetative State and Severe Disability After Non-Missile Head Injury
A full neuropathological examination was undertaken in 35 cases of head injury who survived at least one month and who were either vegetative or severely disabled. Diffuse axonal injury was found in 21 cases, extensive hypoxic damage in the neocortex in 16 and secondary damage to the brain stem in 10.
KeywordsHead injury Disability vegetative state.
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