Diffuse axonal injury without direct head trauma and with delayed onset of coma.

@article{Gieron1998DiffuseAI,
  title={Diffuse axonal injury without direct head trauma and with delayed onset of coma.},
  author={Maria A. Gieron and Jozef Keulartz Michiel Korthals and C Daniel Riggs},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={382-4}
}
A 16-year-old female was involved in a jet ski (water craft) accident resulting in bilateral lower extremity fractures but no loss of consciousness or any other evidence of head trauma. Thirty hours later she became comatose. Magnetic resonance imaging was consistent with diffuse axonal injury. She recovered after several weeks without any clinical sequelae. This patient demonstrates an unusual example of diffuse axonal injury without direct head trauma and with delayed onset of symptoms. The… CONTINUE READING

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