Head injury can be mild to severe, and damage to the brain may occur immediately at the time of injury, or develop after the injury due to swelling or further bleeding.
Treatment is individualised, depending on the type, degree and extent of injury.
The common types of head injury and treatment are:
Figure 1Depressed skull fracture
Figure 2Contusion or bruising in the brain
Figure 3Bleeding from artery (Epidural haematoma)
Figure 4Bleeding from vein (Subdural haematoma)
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