Bilateral trigeminal and abducens neuropathies following low-velocity, crushing head injury. Case report

C. G. Summers, J. D. Wirtschafter

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Abstract

A case is presented of bilateral injury to the trigeminal and abducens nerves following closed head trauma in which the patient survived crushing of the head by a heavy, large-diameter pipe. Bilateral trigeminal and unilateral abducens neuropathies persisted for more than 1 year. These unusual findings are discussed in regard to localization and possible mechanisms of injury. The effects of this type of low-velocity, crushing head injury are compared and contrasted with those of acceleration-decleration head injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)508-511
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

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