The contusion index: a reappraisal in human and experimental non-missile head injury.

@article{Adams1985TheCI,
  title={The contusion index: a reappraisal in human and experimental non-missile head injury.},
  author={Jennifer H. Adams and Daniel Doyle and David I. Graham and Amy E. Lawrence and D R Mclellan and Thomas A. Gennarelli and M. Pastuszko and Tetsuya Sakamoto},
  journal={Neuropathology and applied neurobiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={299-308}
}
A previously described method of quantifying cerebral contusions in man (the contusion index) caused by non-missile head injury has been modified and applied to a larger series of cases, and used to assess contusions in experimental head injuries. The initial findings in man have been confirmed, viz. that contusions are most severe in the frontal and temporal lobes; that contusions may be entirely absent in a patient dying as a result of a head injury; that there is no correlation between the… CONTINUE READING