CT for acute stage of closed head injury.

Abstract

Brain damage after head injury can be classified by its time course. Primary damage that includes acute subdural hematoma (SDH), acute epidural hematoma (EDH), and intraaxial lesions that include contusions, diffuse axonal injury (DAI), and intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), occurs at the moment of impact and is thought to be irreversible. Secondary damage that… (More)

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