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Can axonal injuries be fatal?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

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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