brain contusion


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brain con·tu·sion

a bruising, usually of the surface, of the brain with infarction of brain parenchyma and extravasation of blood but without rupture of the pia-arachnoid; healing results in a superficial depressed sclerotic area, possibly with incorporated meninges.
See also: brain cicatrix.

brain contusion

A bruise on the cerebral cortex, often associated with brain trauma of sufficient force to bruise the brain surface and cause extravasation of blood without rupturing the pia-arachnoid.

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brain contusion

Neurology A head injury often associated with a concussion, which is of sufficient force to bruise the brain surface and cause extravasation of blood without rupturing the pia-arachnoid. See Coup, Contrecoup.
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