Brain damage in fatal non-missile head injury in relation to age and type of injury

Adams, J.H., Doyle, D., Ford, I. , Graham, D.I., McGee, M. and McLellan, D.R. (1989) Brain damage in fatal non-missile head injury in relation to age and type of injury. Scottish Medical Journal, 34(1), pp. 399-401.

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Abstract

Brain damage in a series of 635 fatal non-missile head injuries has been analysed with particular reference to the age of the patient and the type of injury. The differences in the type of brain damage in relation to age were less than we had anticipated, lending further support to the contention that the aged brain has a reduced potential for recovery. The analysis confirms the relationship between road traffic accidents, diffuse axonal injury, gliding contusions and 'basal ganglia' haematomas, and the importance of diffuse brain swelling resulting from a head injury in children.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ford, Professor Ian
Authors: Adams, J.H., Doyle, D., Ford, I., Graham, D.I., McGee, M., and McLellan, D.R.
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:Scottish Medical Journal
ISSN:0036-9330

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