Contrecoup brain trauma occurs in the settings of closed head injury, where the force of an impact moves the intracranial contents away from the original site of the blow. When the contents are suddenly stopped by the skull on the opposite side, a parenchymal injury occurs. The resulting traumatic injury can include contusions, epidural hematomas, and subarachnoid hemorrhage and may necessitate surgical treatment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences|
|Number of pages||1|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
- Closed head injury
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage
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