Blast injuries and brain trauma: An overview

Rowan JS Miller, Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld

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Bomb explosions frequently cause devastating multiple injuries (polytrauma). Medical students should have an appreciation of the pattern and mechanism of the injuries caused by bomb blast and the early care of the injured. This review focuses on the traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by bomb blast including the pattern of injury, the multidisciplinary aspects of the treatment, the surgical principles and the prognosis. The outcomes of severe blast TBI’s are generally better than high velocity gunshot wounds to the brain. The best outcomes will occur when well-developed trauma systems are in place.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94 - 99
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pioneering Medical Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014


  • Bomb Explosions
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Polytrauma

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