A case of frontal neuropsychological and neuroimaging signs following multiple primary-blast exposure.

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2012-06

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Blast-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars represents a significant medical concern for troops and veterans. To better understand the consequences of primary-blast injury in humans, we present a case of a Marine exposed to multiple primary blasts during his 14-year military career. The neuropsychological profile of this formerly high-functioning veteran suggested primarily executive dysfunction. Diffusion-tensor imaging revealed white-matter pathology in long fiber tracks compared with a composite fractional-anisotropy template derived from a veteran reference control group without TBI. This study supports the existence of primary blast-induced neurotrauma in humans and introduces a neuroimaging technique with potential to discriminate multiple-blast TBI.

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10.1080/13554794.2011.588181

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Hayes, Jasmeet Pannu, Rajendra A Morey and Larry A Tupler (2012). A case of frontal neuropsychological and neuroimaging signs following multiple primary-blast exposure. Neurocase, 18(3). pp. 258–269. 10.1080/13554794.2011.588181 Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/10983.

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