Language and motor disorders after penetrating head injury in Viet Nam

  title={Language and motor disorders after penetrating head injury in Viet Nam},
  author={Jay Preston Mohr and Gary H. Weiss and William Fields Caveness and James Donald Dillon and J. Philip Kistler and Arnold M. Meirowsky and Berkley L. Rish},
  pages={1273 - 1273}
Aphasia occurred in 244 of 1030 patients with head wounds, correlating with gunshot cause (p < 0.03) and initial loss of consciousness (p < 10−6) Aphasia disappeared within 10 years in 84 cases (34%). Sensorimotor aphasia usually changed to motor aphasia; motor aphasia disappeared and sensory aphasia persisted. These improvements continued years after the accompanying hemiparesis stabilized, and were not related to wound site, depth, or whether the wound was caused by gunshot or fragment… 
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