Language and motor disorders after penetrating head injury in Viet Nam

J. P. Mohr, G. H. Weiss, W. F. Caveness, James D Dillon, J. P. Kistler, A. M. Meirowsky, B. L. Rish

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Abstract

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. Parietal wounds caused hemiparesis more often (p < 10-6) than did wounds elsewhere. Regardless of the features of the hemiparesis initially, the severity of the final syndrome was greatest in the hand and arm and least in the face.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1273-1279
Number of pages7
JournalNeurology
Volume30
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Penetrating Head Injuries
Language Disorders
Vietnam
Aphasia
Paresis
Broca Aphasia
Wounds and Injuries
Wernicke Aphasia
Unconsciousness
Arm
Hand
Head
Motor Disorders

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Mohr, J. P., Weiss, G. H., Caveness, W. F., Dillon, J. D., Kistler, J. P., Meirowsky, A. M., & Rish, B. L. (1980). Language and motor disorders after penetrating head injury in Viet Nam. Neurology, 30(12), 1273-1279.

Language and motor disorders after penetrating head injury in Viet Nam. / Mohr, J. P.; Weiss, G. H.; Caveness, W. F.; Dillon, James D; Kistler, J. P.; Meirowsky, A. M.; Rish, B. L.

In: Neurology, Vol. 30, No. 12, 01.01.1980, p. 1273-1279.

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Mohr, JP, Weiss, GH, Caveness, WF, Dillon, JD, Kistler, JP, Meirowsky, AM & Rish, BL 1980, 'Language and motor disorders after penetrating head injury in Viet Nam', Neurology, vol. 30, no. 12, pp. 1273-1279.
Mohr JP, Weiss GH, Caveness WF, Dillon JD, Kistler JP, Meirowsky AM et al. Language and motor disorders after penetrating head injury in Viet Nam. Neurology. 1980 Jan 1;30(12):1273-1279.
Mohr, J. P. ; Weiss, G. H. ; Caveness, W. F. ; Dillon, James D ; Kistler, J. P. ; Meirowsky, A. M. ; Rish, B. L. / Language and motor disorders after penetrating head injury in Viet Nam. In: Neurology. 1980 ; Vol. 30, No. 12. pp. 1273-1279.
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