Types of Brain Injury

What are the Main Types of Brain Injury?

The following table summarises the main types of brain injury. Select a link to find out more.

Strokes and HaemorrhagesA stroke happens when a blood vessel in, or around, the brain bursts or is blocked. This causes damage to the brain cells. A Haemorrhage is a bleed. – Read more
Traumatic Brain InjuryA Traumatic Brain Injury happens when an outside force is applied to the brain, or body, that affects the way the brain works.  – Read more
Aneurysms and Arteriovenous MalformationsAn Aneurysm is a weak spot on an artery that has bulged out. The walls of an aneurysm can burst because they are thin and weak from being stretched – Read More
ConcussionA Concussion is a blow to the head or body that causes the brain to shake inside the skull. This can change the way your brain normally works. – Read More
InfectionsInfections of the brain or spinal cord can result in dangerous inflammation. This can affect the way the brain works. – Read More
Other kinds of brain injuryLack of oxygen, brain tumours and encephalopathy are all possible causes of a brain injury. Find out more in this article – Read More