Traumatic Intracerebral Hematoma

Mechanism of Injury

Brain With Left Frontal ICH Sharp areas of the skull-brain interface labeled

The mechanism of injury is similar to cerebral contusions. Contusions form when the brain hits relatively sharp areas of the skull. These include the parts of the skull along the tips of the frontal lobes, occipital lobes and the temporal tips. With ICH (intracerebral hemorrhage) the force is greater. Remember, contusions may coalesce to form an intracerebral hematoma.