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brain contusion

 

Definition: a bruising, usually of the surface, of the brain with infarction of brain parenchyma and extravasation of blood but without rupture of the pia-arachnoid; healing results in a superficial depressed sclerotic area, possibly with incorporated meninges.

See Also: brain cicatrix

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