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Can axonal injuries be fatal?

Diffuse axonal injuries can be fatal. A diffuse axonal injury can cause swelling in the brain, which can create pressure in the brain cavity. This pressure may lead to a coma. Patients regaining consciousness in the first week of their coma are most likely to recover.

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What is an anoxic brain injury?
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An anoxic brain injury occurs when your brain stops receiving oxygen. This disruption of oxygen flow...
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What should I do if I suspect someone has had an anoxic brain injury?
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How does the length of a coma relate to anoxic brain injury outcomes?
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Is an anoxic brain injury serious?
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