Types of Brain Injury: mild, moderate, and severe.
Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Severe traumatic brain injury concussion commonly includes a loss of consciousness. It commonly appears in imaging studies. Findings may show contusions or bleeding that may manifest into herniations of brain tissue or shifts in the location of one or more portions of the brain.
Acute severe bleeding of the brain causing a subdural hematoma may cause the person to lose consciousness and comatose
Symptoms of subdural hematoma (brain bleed) can include:
- Changes in behavior
- Excessive sleepiness
Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
Moderate brain injury commonly includes a loss of consciousness (30 minutes to one week). Bruises or brain bleeds are detected using a CT or MRI or other diagnostic imaging tests. Positive findings such as skull fracture or hematoma in the brain will appear on CT or MRI or other imaging studies.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury / Concussion
A car accident or fall is a leading cause of mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in Illinois and across the United States. Brain injuries or brain damage from a car accident can be classified as mild, moderate, and severe. A Concussion brain injury occurs when the head is struck or strikes something, acceleration/deceleration without direct external trauma to the head, and unexpected significant impact like a car accident, causes the brain to collide with the interior skull or brain. A diagnostic test will often not show your mild traumatic brain injury CT and MRI because it is microscopic, chemical, or due to many other reasons.
Consequences of your mild traumatic brain injury are notable by at least one of the following symptoms:
- Loss of consciousness (less than 30 mins)
- Memory loss
- Altered mental state – e.g., dazed or disoriented
- Cognitive or Neurological deficits
- Dizziness or Blurred vision
- Difficulty with numbers
- Memory loss
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Personality changes
- and the symptom(s) cannot be completely accounted for by other causes
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