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Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury, also called TBI, occurs when the brain is injured by
a sudden force, or trauma. The brain can be driven into the side of the skull
by a sudden blow, or by the force of shaking or “whiplash”. In either
case, the brain can suffer bruising and swelling, and in some cases the impact
will be sufficient to tear blood vessels in the brain, causing intracranial
If the trauma results in damage to the skull itself, such as a crack or break,
the trauma is considered a penetrating head injury. More difficult to diagnose
are closed head injuries, in which the brain is injured but the skull remains
undamaged. This can occur from a blow or impact, or from severe back-and-forth
shaking, such as whiplash. Babies and small children can suffer such injuries
from being shaken, the so-called “shaken baby syndrome”.
In any case of closed head TBI, it is necessary to study the symptoms that follow
the accident in order to diagnose the condition. Anyone who has sustained a
blow to the head or whiplash-like injuries should be evaluated by a medical
professional to determine if TBI has taken place. In many cases the symptoms
may be so slight as to escape the victim’s notice, but if treatment is
not available, further injury can develop. Often the symptoms may be delayed
for many hours, until swelling in the brain reaches a point that if affects
TBI can cause serious, life-threatening events and can result in permanent
irreversible damage to the brain. It can lead to paralysis, seizures, blindness,
memory loss, impaired communication skills, and many other disabilities. Symptoms
may be as obvious as coma or as subtle as a change in emotional behavior. TBI
can have a profound effect on quality of life, including inability to work,
inability to interact socially and within the family, loss of normal body skills,
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