A contusion is bruising in the brain—in a contusion, a bruise or an area of swelling can be seen on a CT scan but blood does not pool. The force of an impact on one side of the brain can cause the brain to bounce or ricochet within the skull.
In this manner, can you get a bruise on the brain?
Concussions range from mild to severe. The effects may be apparent immediately, or they may not show up until hours or even days later. Other types of TBIs are a contusion, which is a bruise on the brain that can cause swelling, and a hematoma, which is bleeding in the brain that collects and forms a clot.
Do brain bruises heal?
If there are many bruises on the brain there will be some swelling so recovery may be slower. Like any other part of the body, the brain has blood vessels in it. Some of these blood vessels can tear and bleed soon after injury. The bleeding usually stops on its own and the blood vessels will heal.