Predictive value of early MRI findings on neurocognitive and psychiatric outcomes in patients with severe traumatic brain injury.

Affiliation

Radiology Department, College of Medicine, Prince Sattam Bin AbdulAziz University, P.O. Box 173, Alkharj 11942, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the major public health problem worldwide, particularly in the Middle East. Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is commonly found in TBI. Although DAI can lead to physical and psychosocial disabilities, its prognostic value is still a matter of debate. Magnetic Resonance (MR) is more sensitive for detecting DAI lesions.

Keywords

Brain injury,Diffuse axonal injury,Neurocognitive,Psychiatric outcome,