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Conditions We Treat

Neurotrauma Program

Phoenix Children’s Hospital treats over 250 brain and spine injuries a year. The most common types of injuries include:

  • Concussion: The most frequent kind of traumatic brain injury. A concussion means a temporary loss of brain function and can cause a variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms.
  • Skull Fracture: A break in the skull bone.
  • Spinal Cord injury: Any injury to the bundle of nerves that carries messages between the brain and the rest of the body.
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage: More frequently seen in our Neuro-NICU, this spontaneous bleeding occurs inside or around the ventricles -- the spaces within the brain containing the cerebral spinal fluid.
  • Cerebral hemorrhage: Bleeding within the brain tissue.
  • Subdural hematoma: The buildup of blood in the outermost meningeal layer, between the dura mater (the tough outer membrane of the central nervous system), which adheres to the skull, and the arachnoid mater (the middle membrane of the central nervous system) enveloping the brain.
  • Epidural hematoma: The buildup of blood between the dura mater (the tough outer membrane of the central nervous system) and the skull.
  • Diffuse axonal injury: When brain damage occurs over a more widespread area than the immediate location of the brain injury.
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