Contusion

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CONTUSION, med. jurisp. An injury or lesion, arising from the shock of a body with a large surface, which presents no loss of substance, and no apparent wound. If the skin be divided, the injury takes the name of a contused wound. Vide 1 Ch. Pr, 38; 4 Carr. & P. 381, 487, 558, 565; 6 Carr. & P. 684; 2 Beck's Med. Jur. 178.

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8 Table 2: Incidence of skull fracture and cerebral contusion Site of fracture No.
It is generally well accepted among neuroradiologists that the HU (and therefore density) of cerebral contusions decreases over time.
7%) were referred to a tertiary centre because of deterioration in general condition and coexisting pathologies, including spinal injury due to vertebral fracture (n=5), subdural haemorrhage and cerebral contusion (n=4), hemorrhagic shock due to laceration of liver
A computed tomography (CT) scan upon admission revealed a depressed skull fracture with an underlying frontal cerebral contusion and intraparenchymal bone fragments (Fig.
These authors referred to two other cases in the literature of hemorrhage into a lacerated frontal lobe occurring several weeks after "cerebral blast concussion" (shell explosion) with no solid blow to the head and to additional case reports of cerebral edema, petechial and meningeal hemorrhages, cerebral contusion and laceration, and intracerebral and subdural hematoma after a cerebral blast injury.
While air-filled organs are especially susceptible, the brain is vulnerable to direct injury from cerebral contusion or indirect injury--a cerebral infarction secondary to air emboli.