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HEAD-INJURY

AN INSULT TO THE BRAIN CAUSED BY EXTERNAL PHYSICAL FORCE THAT MAY PRODUCE ALTERED/DIMINISHED LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS RESULTING IN IMPAIRMENT OF COGNITIVE, PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIORAL FUNCTIONING.

CLASSIFICATION

  • ON THE BASIS OF TYPE OF INJURY- CONCUSSION/CONTUSION/LACERATION
  • ON THE LOCATION OF ACCUMULATION OF BLOOD- EXTRADURAL HAEMATOMA/ SUBDURAL HAEMATOMA/ SUBARACHNOID HAEMATOMA/ INTRAPARENCHYMAL HAEMATOMA
  • ON THE INTEGRITY OF THE SKULL BONES – OPEN INJURY/ CLOSED INJURY
  • ON THE NATURE OF TISSUE INVOLVEMENT- DIFFUSED AXONAL INJURY/ LOCALISED INJURY