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Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Vikas Agarwal
  • Samuel A. Tisherman
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Abstract

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem worldwide. In adults, motor vehicle accidents are a frequent cause with the elderly population more susceptible to accidental falls. The numbers of cases continue to increase each year and it is predicted that TBI will soon become the third leading cause of death and disability worldwide. This chapter discusses the classification of TBI, the various imaging modalities available for evaluation of TBI and the most common pathologies encountered in patients with TBI.

Keywords

Traumatic Brain Injury Glasgow Coma Scale Cavernous Sinus Diffuse Axonal Injury Petechial Hemorrhage 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Critical Care Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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