Regional cerebral blood flow after cortical impact injury complicated by a secondary insult in rats.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Traumatic injury makes the brain susceptible to secondary insults. An uncomplicated mild lateral cortical impact injury (3 m/s, 2.5-mm deformation) that causes little or no permanent sequelae results in a large contusion at the impact site when the traumatic injury is complicated by a secondary insult, such as 40 minutes of bilateral… (More)

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