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Brain contusion

Brain contusion

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A brain contusion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a direct impact on the head. It is also known as a cerebral contusion or a traumatic contusion. The severity of a brain contusion can range from mild to severe, depending on the force of the impact and the area of the brain affected.

Symptoms of a brain contusion can vary depending on the severity of the injury. However, common symptoms include headache, confusion, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, speech difficulties, memory problems, and loss of consciousness. If a brain contusion is severe, a person may experience seizures, coma, and even death.

Treatment for a brain contusion typically involves monitoring the person’s vital signs, administering pain relief medications, and providing oxygen. Surgery may be necessary if the brain contusion is severe and has caused damage to the brain tissue. Rehabilitation may also be required to help a person regain brain function. Brain contusions are serious injuries that should not be taken lightly. It is important to seek medical attention immediately if you or someone else has suffered a head injury.

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References

  • Brain Contusion: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, & Treatment. (2020, June 9). Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health/brain-contusion
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Contusions. (2020, August 24). Retrieved from https://www.webmd.com/brain/traumatic-brain-injury-contusions#1
  • Brain Contusion: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment. (2020, June 24). Retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320217