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cerebral contusion

A contusion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that causes bruising of the brain tissue; a hematoma is heavy bleeding into or around the brain. The severity of a TBI can range from a mild concussion to the extremes of coma or death.


Symptoms may include:

  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • slurred speech
  • restlessness
  • increased drowsiness
  • change in pupils
  • confusion about the time or date
  • change in personality
  • irritability
  • seizures as a result of a TBI

Causes may include:

  • injury
  • sports or physical activity
  • shaking of the brain
  • damage to a major blood vessel within the head

Treatment may include:

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