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What is a closed head injury?
A closed head injury happens when your head gets hit hard. The strong force of the blow causes your brain to shake in your skull. This movement can cause the brain to bruise, swell, or tear. Sometimes nerves or blood vessels also get damaged. This can cause bleeding in or around the brain.
A concussion is a type of closed head injury.
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Head injuries, known as head trauma can cause swelling inside the brain and can be life threatening. Learn more about treatment from Stanford Health Care.
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