Brain-stem injury and long survival--a forensic analysis.


Out of 1781 autopsies undertaken on fatal head in injuries over a period of 19 years (1960-1979) there were 387 cases with brain-stem lesions; 15 of these had survived more than one month. Detailed macroscopic and microscopical studies showed different types of damage, which could not be explained by secondary processes only. The cases are demonstrated and discussed from the forensic viewpoint.

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@article{Bratzke1983BrainstemIA, title={Brain-stem injury and long survival--a forensic analysis.}, author={Hansj{\"{o}rgen Bratzke}, journal={Acta neurochirurgica. Supplementum}, year={1983}, volume={32}, pages={109-14} }