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1

what are the 2 main types of head trauma?

direct head trauma
indirect head trauma

2

what are some features of direct head trauma?

bruises
skin laceration
skull fracture
closed injury
open injury
extradural haematoma

3

what are some features of indirect head trauma?

no bruises
subdural haematoma
traumatic SAH
contusion
IVH
Diffuse axonal injury

4

what are some symptoms of head trauma?

headache
nausea/vomiting
ataxia
unequal pupils
double vision
cranial nerve palsy
dizziness

5

what are the 2 broad types of head injury?

open
closed