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Hyperemia causing delayed recovery in traumatic brain injury

Ramanan Rajagopal

Keywords : Hyperemia, traumatic brain injury, traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage

Citation Information : Rajagopal R. Hyperemia causing delayed recovery in traumatic brain injury. Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21 (4):232-234.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_346_16

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


Subarachnoid hemorrhage is a common manifestation of traumatic brain injury. A clinical deterioration in Glasgow Coma Scale score without an accompanying radiological worsening is suggestive of vasospasm. However, hyperemia could be another possibility which can easily be considered with corroborating transcranial Doppler (TCD) features. This case report reiterates the value of TCD in such instances.

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