Traumatic brain injury is a major public health problem, and is the
leading cause of mortality, morbidity, and disability in children
and young adults, especially young men (15–35 years). Bilateral
traumatic basal ganglia hemorrhage (TBGH) is a rare entity with
less than eight cases reported in literature. The mechanism of
this injury is not well understood, and various theories based
on autopsy findings have been proposed to explain this injury.
Outcome of TBGH is usually favorable, unless associated
with other concomitant neuroparenchymal injuries. A case of
traumatic bilateral basal ganglia hematoma has been discussed
here with review of available literature on the subject.
Keywords: Basal ganglia hemorrhage, Bilateral, Diffuse axonal
How to cite this article: Rege SV, Narayan S, Patil H, Tadghare J.
Bilateral Traumatic Hemorrhage of the Basal Ganglia with
Diffuse Axonal Injury: A Case Report and Review of Literature.
Panam J Trauma Crit Care Emerg Surg 2017;6(1):49-51.
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