gliding contusion

gliding contusion

a brain injury caused by displacement of the gray matter of the cerebral cortex during angular acceleration of the head. Most of the damage occurs at the junction between the gray matter and the white matter. Such contusions are associated with diffuse axonal injuries and acute subdural hematomas.

gliding contusion

A linear focus of intracerebral haemorrhage seen in traumatic axonal injury, which is more common in the parasagittal region, and averages 1 cm or more in greatest dimension.