Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury occurs as a result of a huge hit or bumps to the head. Mild injuries cause temporary effects to the brain cells, however, severe injuries can follow contusions, ripped tissues, bleeding, and physical harm to the brain. Complications include coma, vegetative phase, least conscious state, brain death, seizure, infection, hydrocephalus, vascular damage, headache, vertigo, etc.

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I fell along with my 13-month old daughter. Can she have a traumatic brain injury?

Query: Hi doctor, The other night, my 13 months old daughter started screaming like crazy, I ran and picked her up and tried to walk around the room to soothe her, and I accidentally slipped while holding her and she fell on the floor. As I was slipping, I fell knee first, and at that point in that micros...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your question. There are two ways of judgement in our practice.Clinical judgement. Evidence-based judgement.The clinical one is based on the history, which you gave me. I appreciate the detailed description of the mode of injury and symptoms. Based on that, w...  Read Full »

My MRI report stated that I have four white matter foci on my frontal lobes. What does this mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan last week. The doctor told me today that I needed to be referred to a neurologist. My reports stated I had four white matter foci on my frontal lobes. I want a better understanding of my problem. I have attached my MRI report.  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I know for what symptoms you underwent an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan?  Read Full »

Do I need to worry about the headache I still have three weeks after sustaining a concussion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I am currently taking Protonix for GERD caused by a low-functioning gallbladder that needs surgery for removal. However, three weeks ago, I had sustained a concussion. This is my second concussion. My first one came two years ago when I had a small brain hemorrh...  Read Full »

Dr. Eris Ranxha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry for the accident and the health problem you are suffering from. In my opinion, your health situation is due to the earlier accident, and it is called post-traumatic disorder, which is fully treatable. Just because earlier you suffered a brain hemorrhage afte...  Read Full »

Can the third ventricle enlargement be due to hydrocephalus after recovery from subarachnoid hemorrhage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently abroad on vacation, and I had an important question, which could not wait until I saw my primary care neurologist when I am back home. Five months back, I was involved in a serious hit and run accident (me being the victim). I sustained numerous injuries, the most prevalen...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. The other likely cause for enlargement of lateral ventricles includes injury to the brain tissue leading to vacuum effect on ventricular system and enlargement. However, considering no damage to other parts of the brain, I ...  Read Full »

When there was no direct impact on the left, what caused the sensorineural hearing loss?

Query: Hello doctor,I suffered a traumatic brain injury (close head skull fracture). I fell from a height of 15 feet and landed on the right side of my head, resulting in a sensorineural and conductive hearing loss on the right and strictly sensorineural hearing loss on the left. It also caused tinnitus in...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for briefing about the problem in concern. You would have probably developed a temporal bone fracture due to the fall. Temporal bone fractures are divided into longitudinal and transverse as per an old classification and otic capsule sparing or involving in the ...  Read Full »

What is the role of DWI in a traumatic brain injury?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know about the vertebral artery dissection. I had a TBI (with neck trauma too), no loss of consciousness, no amnesia. The CT was negative. The MR showed T2 hyperintensity in the right lateral medulla (no DWI was performed) After few days, the MR showed the same even with con...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing to us. There are many variable patterns of the vertebral artery visualization, and the commonest is the vertebral artery of one side is nondominant and shows thin flow or near-complete luminal occlusion. You might be having a non-dominant right verte...  Read Full »

I hit my head twice in a week. Is it mandatory to consult a doctor?

Query: Hello doctor, I hit my head twice this week and wondering if I should see a doctor. I am a 29-year-old female. The first hit was four days ago on the top right of my head when standing up underneath something metal. It was a pretty hard hit. It hurt on and off for a day, just the spot itself on ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have carefully and thoroughly reviewed all the details related to your case and feel sorry for the health issues you have. There is no major harm to the brain when hitting like this even twice in quick succession. Your concerns are notable but that worrisome situatio...  Read Full »

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