From the Office of Research on Women’s Health
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden force, such as from an explosive blast or an automobile accident, causes damage to the brain.
TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.
In most of these cases, the skull remains intact and the damage is believed to be caused by a pressure wave of the explosion’s concussive force passing through the brain.
Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. Continue reading