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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can a blow to the base of the skull cause brain damage?

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Dr. Mark Safford
Critical Care 37 years experience
Neurology: Any trauma to the head can cause "damage". The more significant the trauma the higher the likelihood of a brain injury. Football players are an excellent example. The location of the injury can also determine the type of symptoms that may present.
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Last updated May 30, 2013


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