coup injury

A cerebral ‘bruise’ that occurs when the head is stationary and receives a blow; the bruise is directly below the site of the injury, and visible by CT or MRI

coup injury

Neurology A cerebral 'bruise' that occurs when the head is stationary and receives a blow; the bruise is directly below the site of the injury Imaging CT; MRI. Cf Contrecoup.
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It can occur both as coup and contre coup injury with predeliction for both being the same.
This coup injury can result in fracturing of the skull, subdural and epidural haematomas and contusion of the underlying brain tissue.
3) We think that the tear of the anterior capsule was likely related to the coup injury, and the rebound of fluid-mechanical forces (contrecoup injury) is probably responsible for the enlargement of the capsule tear.