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How can brain swelling contribute to diffuse brain injury?

The brain often swells after a traumatic brain injury. This can cause pressure to build up within the skull. Increased pressure in the brain can restrict blood flow to the brain. When blood flow is constricted, further brain damage - in some cases, diffuse brain damage - can result.

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How do diffuse brain injuries affect other illnesses?
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Diffuse brain injury, which is a type of traumatic brain injury, can affect other illnesses by incre...
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What is the most severe type of diffuse brain injury?
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Does the direction of head movement affect diffuse brain injuries?
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How do diffuse and focal brain injuries differ?
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