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Coma, Post-Head Injury

Prolonged unconsciousness from which the individual cannot be aroused, associated with traumatic injuries to the BRAIN. This may be defined as unconsciousness persisting for 6 hours or longer. Coma results from injury to both cerebral hemispheres or the RETICULAR FORMATION of the BRAIN STEM. Contributing mechanisms include DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY and BRAIN EDEMA. (From J Neurotrauma 1997 Oct;14(10):699-713)

Year introduced: 2000

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Tree Number(s): C10.597.606.358.800.200.200, C10.900.300.175, C26.915.300.350

MeSH Unique ID: D020207

Entry Terms:

  • Coma, Post Head Injury
  • Comas, Post-Head Injury
  • Post-Head Injury Comas
  • Coma, Post-Traumatic
  • Coma, Post Traumatic
  • Post-Traumatic Coma
  • Coma, Post-Trauma
  • Coma, Post Trauma
  • Comas, Post-Trauma
  • Post-Trauma Coma
  • Post-Trauma Comas
  • Coma, Traumatic
  • Traumatic Coma
  • Post-Head Injury Coma
  • Post Head Injury Coma
  • Coma, Post-Traumatic, Prolonged
  • Coma, Post-Concussive
  • Coma, Post Concussive
  • Comas, Post-Concussive
  • Post-Concussive Coma
  • Post-Concussive Comas

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