Category Archives: Traumatic Brain Injury

A collection of articles detailing the effects of traumatic brain injuries, including concussions and Second Impact Syndrome, from the perspective of a forensic pathologist.

Effects of Alcohol on Traumatic Brain Injuries and Second Impact Syndrome

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When a Forensic Pathologist and/or Neuropathologist evaluates a brain that has been subjected to traumatic brain injury (TBI), they tend to focus on the anatomic injuries, i.e., fractures of the calvarium or base of the skull; presents of epidural, subdural or subarachnoid hemorrhage; acute contusions, whether they be coup, contracoup or gliding; the presence of intraparenchymal hemorrhage; the presence of edema; and evidence of herniation to name a few of the anatomic injuries.

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Forensic Science Newsletter July 2016: Concussions in Children & Adolescents

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussion) in Infants, Toddlers, Children and Adolescents

In the Forensic Science Newsletter of May 15, we discussed Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussion) in adults.  In this issue of the Forensic Science Newsletter we are going to discuss mild TBI (concussion) in infants, toddlers, children and adolescents.

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