Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Definition


Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Conditions characterized by persistent brain damage or dysfunction as sequelae of cranial trauma. This disorder may result from DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY; INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES; BRAIN EDEMA; and other conditions. Clinical features may include DEMENTIA; focal neurologic deficits; PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE STATE; AKINETIC MUTISM; or COMA.

Synonym: post-traumatic, chronic encephalopathy, post-concussive chronic encephalopathy, chronic post-traumatic encephalopathy, chronic post-concussive syndrome, chronic post-concussive encephalopathy, chronic brain injury, brain, chronic injury, post-concussive syndrome.