Bipolar hodeskade med global amnesi

Translated title of the contribution: Bipolar head injury with global amnesia

Tor Ingebrigtsen*, Snorre Sollid, Martin MacFarlane, Tore Dahlberg

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We report the first case of bipolar head injury, that is, subsequent head injuries sustained near both poles of the Earth. The injury caused a true global amnesia with loss of memory for the journey around the globe. This case history illustrates how modern emergency services have reduced the hazards of polar exploration, and how a second impact after a primary head injury may cause life-threatening complications.

Translated title of the contributionBipolar head injury with global amnesia
Original languageNorwegian
Pages (from-to)3533-3535
Number of pages3
JournalTidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


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