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Cerebral Contusion
Gregory L. Katzman, MD, MBA; Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Brain surface injuries involving gray matter and contiguous subcortical white matter

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              • Cellular Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                        • Consider

                                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                            Selected References

                                            1. Kadom N et al: Usefulness of MRI detection of cervical spine and brain injuries in the evaluation of abusive head trauma. Pediatr Radiol. 44(7):839-48, 2014
                                            2. Hauptfleisch J et al: Out-of-hours MRI provision in the UK and models of service delivery. Clin Radiol. 68(5):e245-8, 2013
                                            3. Prieto-Valderrey F et al: Utility of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in severe focal traumatic brain injuries. Med Intensiva. 37(6):375-382, 2013
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                                            References
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                                            KEY FACTS

                                            • Terminology

                                              • Imaging

                                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                  • Pathology

                                                    • Clinical Issues

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Brain surface injuries involving gray matter and contiguous subcortical white matter

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                                  • General Features

                                                                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                      • Microscopic Features

                                                                        • Cellular Features

                                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                          • Presentation

                                                                            • Demographics

                                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                • Treatment

                                                                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                  • Consider

                                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                      Selected References

                                                                                      1. Kadom N et al: Usefulness of MRI detection of cervical spine and brain injuries in the evaluation of abusive head trauma. Pediatr Radiol. 44(7):839-48, 2014
                                                                                      2. Hauptfleisch J et al: Out-of-hours MRI provision in the UK and models of service delivery. Clin Radiol. 68(5):e245-8, 2013
                                                                                      3. Prieto-Valderrey F et al: Utility of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in severe focal traumatic brain injuries. Med Intensiva. 37(6):375-382, 2013