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What sort of disorder is a cerebral contusion?

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Dr. Alan Jacobs
Neurology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Traumatic

A cerebral contusion is a bruise to the surface cortex of the brain associated with bleeding (vasogenic edema).
It is caused by traumatic brain injuries (concussion, blunt head trauma, skull fractures) and typically resolves over days to weeks and can leave a permanent scar in the brain associated with a neurological deficit and/or a seizure focus.

In brief: Traumatic

A cerebral contusion is a bruise to the surface cortex of the brain associated with bleeding (vasogenic edema).
It is caused by traumatic brain injuries (concussion, blunt head trauma, skull fractures) and typically resolves over days to weeks and can leave a permanent scar in the brain associated with a neurological deficit and/or a seizure focus.
Dr. Alan Jacobs
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Dr. Eric Wang
Essentially I agree, however it is not always on the "surface cortex." It can often involve the deeper white matter and even spare the cortical gray matter.
4 doctors agree

In brief: Brain trauma

Cerebral contusion is a traumatic injury to the brain that may result in bleeding or edema.
It is commonly the result of sudden acceleration or deceleration.

In brief: Brain trauma

Cerebral contusion is a traumatic injury to the brain that may result in bleeding or edema.
It is commonly the result of sudden acceleration or deceleration.
Dr. Alexander Vogel
Dr. Alexander Vogel
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