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Moderate to Severe TBI

Contusion

A contusion is a type of traumatic brain injury that causes bruising of the brain. These bruises are caused when small blood vessels bleed into the brain tissue. This can lead to an increase in the pressure inside the cranium, referred to as the ICP, or intracranial pressure. The increased pressure can cause damage to the brain.

In some cases, contusions can heal on their own without medical intervention, although a large contusion may require surgery.

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