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Ballistic injury to the brain demonstrates a right uncal herniation (medial temporal lobe compressed against the midbrain). Other findings include SAH, SDH, IPH, and pneumocephalus. 54 ■ Central Herniation. A-C: Three NECTs demonstrate central herniation due to superior mass effect from bilateral subdural hematomas. Basilar cistern CSF spaces have been obliterated. This is a hard diagnosis to make on CT imaging. 55 ■ External Herniation. NECT following craniectomy due to increased intracranial pressure following trauma demonstrates mild external herniation of the right cerebral hemispheres at the craniectomy site.

It primarily involves the white matter. Cytotoxic edema is due to cellular swelling with malfunction of ATP Na+/K+ pumps and classically seen with cerebral infarction. Cytotoxic edema is typically irreversible. Pearls Clinical Implications Cerebral edema can occur from trauma, metabolic conditions such as DKA and hyponatremia, ischemic brain injury, tumors, rapid ascent to high altitudes, and intraparenchymal or extra-axial bleeding. Cerebral edema requires neurosurgical or neurological management of the underlying cause.

Type III fractures are potentially unstable. Clival fractures can be described as longitudinal, transverse, or oblique, with the longitudinal fracture carrying the worse prognosis due to involvement of the vertebrobasilar system. Cranial nerve VI and VII deficits may also occur. Clinical Implications Basilar skull fractures are associated with significant injury that may involve the internal carotid and vertebral arteries, the sigmoid and transverse sinuses, and cranial nerves, and to the middle or inner ear.

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