The Neuropathology of the Vegetative State and Severe Disability After Non-Missile Head Injury

  • D. I. Graham
  • D. Mclellan
  • J. H. Adams
  • D. Doyle
  • A. Kerr
  • L. S. Murray
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 32)

Summary

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.

Keywords

Head injury Disability vegetative state. 

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. I. Graham
    • 1
  • D. Mclellan
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. H. Adams
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. Doyle
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Kerr
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. S. Murray
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Neurological SciencesGlasgow, ScotlandUK
  2. 2.University Department of NeuropathologyUK
  3. 3.Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General HospitalUniversity Department of NeurosurgeryGlasgowUK

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