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Cerebral Hemispheres

Elliott M. Marcus, Stanley Jacobson and Thomas D. Sabin

in Integrated Neuroscience and Neurology

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2014 | ISBN: 9780199744435
Published online April 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780199348909 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199744435.003.0027
Cerebral Hemispheres

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Common causes of trauma to the brain result from accidents and in many cases not using a helmet or wearing a seat belt. These traumatic injuries can lead to extradural or subdural hematomas. Tumors/neoplasms are another nonvascular cause of disease in the brain. They are more common as one ages. Tumors may be intrinsic gliomas and metastatic. Extrinsic tumors are also common from meningiomas or metastatic lesions. Meningitis is the most common cause of infection to the nervous system and it can be caused by many organisms. Infections in the brain are also common sources of pathology in the brain following infections in the nasal sinuses, middle ear, or following compound skull fractures.

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine ; Neurology

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