Imaging of inner cerebral trauma.

G. Birbamer, F. Gerstenbrand, F. Aichner, J. Burtscher, A. Chemelli, P. Puffer, M. De Bartolo, C. Rifici, P. Bramanti

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The concept of "Inner cerebral trauma" (ICT) has been preliminary defined as a characteristic topographic pattern of deep brain lesions produced by physical forces occurring within the cranial cavity in closed head injury of the acceleration/deceleration type. The lesions, based on neuropathological examinations, are characteristically localized in the "centro-axial" regions of the brain. The extent of ICT is often underestimated by CT. Due to assess the value of MR imaging, 83 patients with ICT were examined on a 1.5 T unit in different stages after trauma. The pattern of lesions, as shown with MR imaging, correlated well with neuropathological studies, suggesting a multifocal pathogenesis of severe traumatic brain injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-120
Number of pages7
JournalActa Neurologica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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