cortical contusion

cortical contusion

Neurology A hemorrhagic softening of superficial gray & white matter, caused by forceful contact with adjacent structures. See Coup, Countercoup. Cf Extradural hemorrhage, Subdural hemorrhage.
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Cavernomas are typically centered in the subcortical regions and extend outwards toward the cortex, which is another key factor in distinguishing this incidental lesion from acute cortical contusion.
Cortical contusions account for approximately 50% of all intra-axial trauma in the pediatric population.
If the dart penetrates the entire skull and possibly the parenchyma, it acts as a sharp object that may be a focus for cortical contusion and therefore should be removed via small craniectomy.