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Type: Journal article
Title: Embolism of cerebral tissue: a cause of coagulopathy and cerebral infarction? Report of a case
Author: Simpson, D.
Speed, I.
Blumbergs, P.
Citation: Surgical Neurology, 1991; 35(2):159-162
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Issue Date: 1991
ISSN: 0090-3019
1879-3339
Organisation: Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR)
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D.A. Simpson, I.E. Speed and P.C. Blumbergs
Abstract: We report a case of potentially survivable closed head injury, which was complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation and bilateral cerebral infarction. Autopsy disclosed pulmonary emboli composed of cerebral tissue. We suggest that the entry of brain tissue into the systemic blood circulation caused severe disseminated intravascular coagulation, with consequent thrombosis of cerebral veins and spreading infarction.
Keywords: Brain; Humans; Pulmonary Embolism; Cerebral Infarction; Craniocerebral Trauma; Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation; Wounds, Nonpenetrating; Infant; Male
RMID: 0030001380
DOI: 10.1016/0090-3019(91)90270-J
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