Coup-contrecoup injury (diagram)

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Diagram depicting coup-contrecoup injury mechanism. 

  1. external blow (yellow arrow)
  2. skull is accelerated away from blow (purple arrows) and impacts upon the underlying brain (coup)
  3. brain is also accelerated away from blow (blue arrow)
  4. brain then impacts upon the skull opposite the initial blow (contrecoup)
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rID: 55561
Published: 13th Sep 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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