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Effects of Mechanical Impact to the Skull on Tissue Density of the Cerebral Cortex

  • Patricia A. Tornheim
  • Robert L. McLaurin

Abstract

Clinically, the use of computerized tomography of the head provides data concerning alterations in brain tissue that are recorded as regional changes in tissue density. In the experimental setting, high sensitivity in testing for tissue density changes can be obtained with the use of measurement of brain samples with an organic gradient3. Use of this methodology in the laboratory may provide pertinent information that can be applied to the clinical setting.

Keywords

Evans Blue Tissue Density Vasogenic Edema Mechanical Impact Evans Blue Staining 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia A. Tornheim
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert L. McLaurin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Anatomy and Cell BiologySurgery University of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Surgery University of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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