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Panamerican Journal of Trauma, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery


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 injury, Traumatic.

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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