Brain death

a clinical and pathological study

A. Mohandas M.D. 1 and Shelley N. Chou M.D., Ph.D. 1
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  • 1 Department of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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✓ “Brain death” was analyzed in 25 moribund patients with regard to the clinical evaluation of the patients and the significance of segmental reflexes and electroencephalographic recordings. It is concluded that a state of brain death in a patient with known irreparable pathology can be established solely on clinical grounds.

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Address reprint requests to: Shelley N. Chou, M.D., Department of Neurosurgery, B-590 Mayo Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455.
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