Diffuse Axonal Injury: Grading, Treatment & Recovery


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Diffuse axonal injury is caused by _____.

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1. Diffuse axonal injury is most readily diagnosed by which test?

2. Patients with mild diffuse axonal injuries may make a partial or full recovery. More severe cases may remain in a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What structures of the brain can be affected by an axonal injury? What is a common course of treatment? You will be tested on these and other facts when you choose to access this quiz and worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

On this quiz, you will be expected to do the following:

  • Describe what causes diffuse axonal injury
  • Name what test is used to diagnose this type of injury
  • State what is true about patient with severe diffuse axonal injury
  • Explain what the corpus callosum is
  • Outline the course of treatment for diffuse axonal injury

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what mainly causes diffuse axonal injury
  • Defining key concepts - make sure that you can accurately define corpus callosum
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cases of severe diffuse axonal injury
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the ways in which diffuse axonal injury is diagnosed and treated

Additional Learning

Expand your knowledge of this topic by examining the lesson titled Diffuse Axonal Injury: Grading, Treatment & Recovery. Detailed information found in this lesson includes:

  • How diffuse axonal injury is defined
  • What the word 'diffuse' means
  • Which term is used to describe swelling of the brain
  • How swelling can be managed