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How does a cerebral contusion affect the body?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

A cerebral contusion is bruising of the brain caused by a severe blow to the head. This head injury is more serious than a concussion and results in changes in the brain's structure because of damage from swelling. An individual with a cerebral contusion can have a headache; seizures; lose consciousness; vomit; confusion; sleepiness; impaired memory; and difficulty with speech, vision, movement, and controlling emotions.

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