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Head injury: Quiz

  
  

Question 1: ________ are stretched and damaged when parts of the brain of differing density slide over one another.
AxonNeuronNervous systemSchwann cell

Question 2: Malignant post traumatic cerebral swelling can develop unexpectedly in stable patients after an injury, as can post traumatic ________.
SymptomICD-10 Chapter XVIII: Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findingsSeizureConvulsion

Question 3: leaking ________ (a clear fluid drainage from nose, mouth or ear) may be and is strongly indicative of basilar skull fracture and the tearing of sheaths surrounding the brain, which can lead to secondary brain infection.
Choroid plexusCerebrospinal fluidMeningesArachnoid granulation

Question 4: Brain injury can be at the site of impact, but can also be at the opposite side of the skull due to a ________ effect (the impact to the head can cause the brain to move within the skull, causing the brain to impact the interior of the skull opposite the head-impact).
Coup contrecoup injuryCerebral contusionHead injuryTraumatic brain injury

Question 5: Head injuries include both injuries to the brain and those to other parts of the head, such as the scalp and ________.
BoneHuman skullSkullHead and neck anatomy

Question 6: ________, a temporary loss of function due to trauma
Traumatic brain injuryHead injuryCerebral contusionConcussion

Question 7: The goal of treatment should be to treat the increased ________.
Sleep apneaNervous systemIntracranial pressureHepatic encephalopathy

Question 8: ________, or DAI, usually occurs as the result of an acceleration or deceleration motion, not necessarily an impact.
ConcussionTraumatic brain injuryCerebral contusionDiffuse axonal injury

Question 9: A severe injury may lead to a ________ or death
Persistent vegetative stateICD-10 Chapter XVIII: Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findingsComaAmnesia

Question 10: Basilar skull fractures, those that occur at the base of the skull, are associated with Battle's sign, a subcutaneous bleed over the mastoid, hemotympanum, and ________ rhinorrhea and otorrhea.
Arachnoid granulationMeningesChoroid plexusCerebrospinal fluid
















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