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Traumatic cerebral contusion: pathobiology and critical aspects
Hernando Alvis-Miranda, Gabriel Alcala-Cerra, Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar
Universidad de Cartagena
Key words: brain contusion, focal traumatic brain injuries, traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic brain injury is a major cause of mortality in developed countries. Cerebral parenchymal injury is evidenced by a significant percentage of patients. The most important structural lesion of the brain is the cerebral contusion, which is a complex and dynamic area, a result of the primary lesion and which is associated with ischemic and inflammatory phenomena that need to be known by the neurosurgeon. We present a review of the most important aspects of brain contusion.