A cerebral contusion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) characterized by scattered areas of bleeding and bruising of the brain tissue. And a hematoma is heavy bleeding into or around the brain. Cerebral contusions may occur with hematoma in brain.
It mainly occurs due to sudden and severe physical assault on the head by:
These causes can damage the brain or major blood vessel within the head leading to hematoma, or contusion.
After any kind of brain injury, careful watching is most important to note any of the following symptoms:
A thorough physical and neurological examination of the patient along with following diagnostic procedure plays most important role in evaluating the condition of the patient:
Any minor or major brain injury should be monitored well under a doctor’s supervision. It is an emergency condition and requires immediate treatment according to the type and severity of the injury. Treatment may include:
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