Early Dynamic Evolution of Cerebral Contusions and Lacerations

Clinical and Radiological Findings
  • R. A. Frowein
  • U. Stammler
  • R. Firsching
  • G. Friedmann
  • F. Thun
Part of the Advances in Neurotraumatology book series (NEUROTRAUMATOL., volume 3)


Contusions of brain tissue are focal lesions of the brain parenchyma, caused by kinetic energy absorbed by the brain. Laceration is an injury similarly inflicted by a force but resulting in a tear of brain tissue. It is usually associated with fractures and with penetrating wounds from sharp objects (Gennarelli 1987).


Head Injury Initial Computerize Tomography Intracerebral Hematoma Repeat Computerize Tomography Cerebral Contusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Frowein
    • 1
  • U. Stammler
    • 1
  • R. Firsching
    • 1
  • G. Friedmann
    • 1
  • F. Thun
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurosurgical Department and Radiological Department of the University of CologneGermany

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