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Cerebral Contusions
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What is a Cerebral Contusion?
 
Cerebral Contusion   LEFT FRONTAL CEREBRAL CONTUSION

The image to the left shows the brain with tiny hemorrhages in the left frontal lobe.

A cerebral contusion is like a bruise on your brain. Just as you get a "black and blue" mark on your arm from some trauma, you can bruise your brain. In the brain it consists of a mosaic of "good brain" mixed with "bad" or injured brain. Many times it causes the surrounding brain to swell causing severe consequences.

These hemorrhages are usually small (petechial hemorrhages). These small hemorrhage may all coalesce and evolve into a distinct blood clot.