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Type: Journal article
Title: Pontomedullary tear in a speed boat accident: report of a case with MRI diagnosis
Author: Blumbergs, P.
Oatey, P.
Sandhu, A.
Thomas, A.
Simpson, D.
Citation: Zentralblatt fur Neurochirurgie, 1991; 52(2):89-93
Publisher: J.A. Barth
Issue Date: 1991
ISSN: 0044-4251
1438-9746
Organisation: Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR)
Statement of
Responsibility: 
P.C. Blumbergs, P.E. Oatey, A. Sandhu, A.C. Thomas and D.A. Simpson
Abstract: A case of atlanto-occipital dislocation with incomplete pondomedullary brainstem tear is reported; it resulted from a high-speed motorboat accident. The 43 year old man exhibited a locked-in syndrome; the diagnosis was made with MRI and verified by autopsy. With modern methods of life support, prolonged survival after such injuries is unfortunately sometimes possible.
Keywords: Atlanto-Occipital Joint; Medulla Oblongata; Pons; Abducens Nerve; Humans; Brain Injuries; Coma; Necrosis; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Accidents; Ships; Adult; Male
RMID: 0030001371
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