Complications of Brain injury

Complications for Brain injury

Brain aneurysm: A brain aneurysm can develop after a severe brain injury if the blood vessels in the brain are damaged, although this is very rare.

Source: NHS Choices UK1

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Brain abscess: Trauma, such as a severe head injury - that cracks open the skull, allowing bacteria or fungi to enter the brain

Source: NHS Choices UK2

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Depression: Head injuries are also an often under-recognised cause of depression. A severe head injury can trigger mood swings and emotional problems.

Source: NHS Choices UK3

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Subarachnoid hemorrhage: Severe head injuries often cause subarachnoid bleeding, but this is a separate problem known as a traumatic subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Source: NHS Choices UK4

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References

  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ brain-aneurysm/ causes/ 
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Brain-abscess/ 
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ clinical-depression/ causes/ 
  4. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Subarachnoid-haemorrhage/ 

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