Cerebral Concussion vs. Cerebral Contusion
Left picture: In this case a cerebral concussion is the diagnosis. Right picture: In this case a cerebral contusion has occurred.
Both infants have an unhappy facial expression. Left picture: Here, the patient fixes his gaze on the environment and the examiner from time to time. Glasgow Coma Scale (= GCS) maximum 14. The accident dates back a few hours. Right picture: The patient is lachrymose and does not fix his gaze at all. GCS maximum 10. The accident dates back several days. Due to the different deepness of clouding of consciousness and the history with a different time since the accident, the followig pathologies can be assumed: