Frontal Lobe Dysfunction following Closed Head Injury. A Review of the Literature

@article{Mattson1990FrontalLD,
  title={Frontal Lobe Dysfunction following Closed Head Injury. A Review of the Literature},
  author={Audrey J. Mattson and Harvey S. Levin},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  year={1990},
  volume={178},
  pages={282-291}
}
This review of the relationship between frontal lobe pathology and sequelae of closed head injury (CHI) emphasizes the variety of neuropsychological disturbances that may be present and factors that influence symptom presentation. First, the mechanisms of injury in CHI are briefly summarized with an emphasis on frontal involvement. This summary is followed by an overview of frontal lobe structure and function including behavioral and cognitive sequelae associated with frontal damage in other… 
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