Closed Head Injury
A closed head injury is trauma to the head that causes the skull and brain to knock or shake. Internal damage can occur to the:
- Blood vessels
- Layers between the skull and scalp
This damage can cause swelling or pressure on the brain. The injury can be throughout the brain and skull. Or it can be in one region.
Often times, the head injury is minor. But it can serious and life threatening. It requires care from a doctor.
Last reviewed[Under Medical Review]by Lawrence Frisch, MD, MPH
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.