Accession Number : AD0744298

Title :   Disorders of the Nervous System in Decompression Disease,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH INFORMATION CENTRE ORPINGTON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Akimov,G. A.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : On the basis of a clinical study of 56 cases with neurological symptoms in decompression sickness (caisson disease), the authors distinguished the following varieties: cerebral forms, spinal, neural and obliterated. In 2 cases which were attributed to the cerebral (with comatose conditions) and spinal forms of decompression sickness, pathomorphological studies were also performed. It was established that the main significance should be connected with circulatory disturbances and the peculiarities of vascularization in the pathogenesis of nervous-system lesions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS, *NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES), NERVOUS SYSTEM, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, PATHOLOGY, BRAIN, SPINAL COLUMN, BLOOD CIRCULATION, PARALYSIS, USSR

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE