In mild traumatic brain injury, poor outcomes may be attributable to what “the injury brings to the person”

Takeaway

  • Distinct pathological features on head computed tomography are associated with adverse outcomes following mild traumatic brain injury.

Why this matters ?

  • A head computed tomography revealing acute intracranial hemorrhage is the gold-standard diagnostic biomarker for acute traumatic brain injury.

  • This important study is the first to demonstrate the variability in prognostic implications of different pathoanatomic lesion types. These routinely obtained imaging findings could be useful in identifying individuals at risk for unfavorable outcomes, as well as improve clinical trial design.