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1

Cuts, bruises, twisting, shearing that cause bleeding (hemorrhages) and accumulations of blood (hematoma) are what?

primary consequences of TBI

2

What is acronym for secondary consequences of TBI?

CITEA

3

When fluid accumulates between brain and skill, ventricles, brain tissue, and causes intracranial pressure

Cerebral edema

4

What are 4 specific types of primary consequences?

subdural hematoma
subarachnoid hematoma
intercerebral hematoma
traumatic hemorrhage

5

What is traumatic hydrocephalus?

swelling of brain tissue

6

What is elevated intracranial pressure?

most deadly consequence of TBI; pressure build-up inside skull

7

2 types of strokes

Ischemic (narrowing of arteries) and hemorrhagic (blood leaks out and damages/kills brain tissue)

8

2 types of ischemic strokes

thrombus (stationary collection of fat/blood that blocks flow of blood going to brain) and embolism (traveling blood clot that gets stuck and blocks flow)