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. However, it can serious and life threatening. It requires care from a doctor.
Last reviewedDecember 2013by Michael Woods, MD
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.