n South African Medical Journal - Traumatic brain injury : the South African landscape : editorial
|Article Title||Traumatic brain injury : the South African landscape : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Sep 2013|
|Pages||613 - 614|
In referring to injuries of the brain the term, 'traumatic brain injury' (TBI) is preferred over the use of the less specific and more generic 'head injury'. While a skull fracture may suggest the presence of an underlying TBI, the presence of neurological symptoms or the demonstration of intracranial pathology is needed to establish the diagnosis of TBI. TBI need not always be caused by direct trauma to the head.
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