Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Firat Zeynep

  • Research Article
    Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
    Author(s): Ozdogan Selcuk, Firat Zeynep and Atalay BasarOzdogan Selcuk, Firat Zeynep and Atalay Basar

    Mild traumatic brain injury is defined as isolated head injury producing a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 13 or greater and occurs in the context of sports, recreational activities and vehicle accidents. These patients are usually asymptomatic on presentation. Most patients recover quickly, with a predictable clinical course of recovery within the first one to two weeks following traumatic brain injury. 5%-20% of the patient’s physical, cognitive or behavioral post concussive symptoms may be persistent. Radiological investigations including computer tomography scans should be obtained and magnetic resonance imaging can be very valuable in patients who have sustained mild traumatic brain injury. If there are any concerns about the safety of the discharged patient with mild injury, a brief inpatient observation period of 12 to 24 hours.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.1000172

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