What is an acute subdural haematoma? An acute subdural haematoma (aSDH) is a collection of clotting blood that fills up the space between the outer covering of the brain (dura) and the brain itself. The bleeding happens when veins on the surface of the brain tear after a head injury. The blood keeps accumulating and […]
Spinal Cord Injury involves temporary or permanent damage to the spinal cord, part of the central nervous system that runs down the middle of the spinal column. The spinal cord carries information from the periphery to the brain and back, and damage to it can result in loss of sensation and both voluntary and involuntary function […]
Written by Alexandre Dontschev Brain Penetrating Injuries (BPI) are the most life-threatening form of brain injuries. Such injuries are characterized by their velocity. High velocity penetration, as you might imagine, is mainly by firearm or shockwave, whereas low-velocity penetration tends to occur commonly using a knife or some other sharp object. They are a significant […]
A Craniotomy is a surgical procedure to remove a small section of the skull (creating a bone flap) to gain access to the brain. The bone flap is removed during the operation and replaced afterwards. There are different types of craniotomy that are usually named after the bone in the skull being removed or for […]
The long-awaited results of Crash3 were recently released, but what does it all mean? This summary is useful to quickly get to grips with the study.