Cerebral blood flow in minor cerebral contusion

Surg Neurol. 1985 Aug;24(2):211-7. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(85)90187-9.


Seventeen patients with minor cerebral contusion were selected from a series of patients with head injuries of various severity, who had undergone repeat evaluations of the regional cerebral blood flow. The mean global flow (expressed as mean global initial slope index) on early examination was found to be significantly lower, compared with that recorded in healthy volunteers. A tendency towards the recovery of higher flow values was apparent in repeat evaluations that were performed several weeks after the injury. Interhemispheric asymmetries of flow were a common occurrence, with lower perfusion and reduced attenuation values on computed tomography scans being, however, in good agreement only in approximately half of the cases.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Brain Concussion / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Concussion / physiopathology*
  • Brain Concussion / psychology
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation*
  • Consciousness
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Orientation
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed