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Injury: Brain Contusion
What is a Brain Contusion?
A brain contusion, also referred to as a cerebral contusion, is a head injury that is typically associated with some type of injury or bruise to the
. A brain contusion is typically caused by a traumatic force to the head, causing the brain to hit up against the
, which can tear the blood vessels on the brain and cause severe bleeding. In many cases this impact to the head can be diagnosed as a
but further testing will later identify this as a more severe problem in the case of a brain contusion. This head injury is most likely to occur from a motor vehicle accident or high fall and is not extremely common in the world of sports.
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