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Vol 49, No 6 (2015)
Case reports
Submitted: 2015-04-09
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Traumatic brain injury presenting with bilateral basal ganglia hemorrhage

Murilo Bucci Vega, Pedro Tadao Hamamoto Filho, Carla de Jiácomo Machado, Marco Antônio Zanini
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2015.09.001
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2015;49(6):456-459.

open access

Vol 49, No 6 (2015)
Case reports
Submitted: 2015-04-09

Abstract

Context

Traumatic basal ganglia hemorrhage (TBGH) is a rare presentation of traumatic brain injury. Bilateral lesions are even rarer. Only twelve similar cases were previously published.

Case report

We report the case of a patient with bilateral TBGH. He was managed conservatively. Long-term follow-up disclosed a cognitive dysfunctions attributed to associated diffuse axonal injury. Acceleration and deceleration forces may have torn pallidum arterial branches determining hemorrhage.

Conclusion

Bilateral TBGH is an uncommon presentation of traumatic brain injury. Associated diffuse axonal injury worsens the outcome.

Abstract

Context

Traumatic basal ganglia hemorrhage (TBGH) is a rare presentation of traumatic brain injury. Bilateral lesions are even rarer. Only twelve similar cases were previously published.

Case report

We report the case of a patient with bilateral TBGH. He was managed conservatively. Long-term follow-up disclosed a cognitive dysfunctions attributed to associated diffuse axonal injury. Acceleration and deceleration forces may have torn pallidum arterial branches determining hemorrhage.

Conclusion

Bilateral TBGH is an uncommon presentation of traumatic brain injury. Associated diffuse axonal injury worsens the outcome.

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Keywords

Traumatic brain injury, Basal ganglia hemorrhage, Diffuse axonal injury, Brain injury, Traumatic brain hemorrhage

About this article
Title

Traumatic brain injury presenting with bilateral basal ganglia hemorrhage

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 49, No 6 (2015)

Pages

456-459

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2015.09.001

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2015;49(6):456-459.

Keywords

Traumatic brain injury
Basal ganglia hemorrhage
Diffuse axonal injury
Brain injury
Traumatic brain hemorrhage

Authors

Murilo Bucci Vega
Pedro Tadao Hamamoto Filho
Carla de Jiácomo Machado
Marco Antônio Zanini

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