Takashi Imajo

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Diffuse axonal injury is a distinct form of head injury, induced by direct external forces at the time of the trauma, and not produced by secondary changes due to a primary injury. This type of lesion may be without conspicuous findings on gross brain examination, or may be found with coexisting conventional types of brain injuries. It is characterized by(More)
A case of diffuse axonal injury (DAI) by assault is reported. The majority of DAI cases documented have been due to traffic accidents and some due to falls from height. DAI is caused by angular or rotational acceleration of the victim's head. The condition is common and is the second most important head injury after subdural hematoma with regard to death.(More)
Diffuse axonal injury is caused by irreparable shearing of the axons. A case of diffuse axonal injury by a well-witnessed assault is reported. The victim survived for 13 days after the assault. The mode of assault was numerous kicks to the head of the victim lying on the ground. The kicking motion was sideways across the long axis of the body. Thus, on each(More)
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