Closed Head Injury

Traumatic brain injuries occur when there is a sudden trauma that causes damage to the brain. In the case of a closed head injury, the skull and brain remain intact. This type of injury happens when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or there is a sudden, violent motion that causes the brain to knock against the skull.

Closed head injuries can range from mild to severe and can impact the entire brain or just one part of it.

Common causes of closed head injuries include:

  • Vehicle accidents
  • Assault
  • Falls
  • Work-related accidents
  • Sports-related accidents

Symptoms of closed head injury can happen immediately or develop over time after the injury.

Symptoms include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dilated pupils
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Respiratory difficulty
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leaking from the ears or nose
  • Speech difficulties
  • Vision changes
  • Emotional or behavioral changes

At the Traumatic Brain Injury Center, we evaluate, diagnose and treat individuals with closed head injuries.

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The Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute provides expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries caused by sudden brain trauma. Our expert team of neurosurgeons and neurologists is available 24/7 to offer the latest diagnostic technology and treatment options for patients with traumatic brain injuries. 


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