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Coma, Post-Head Injury MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Coma, Post-Head Injury
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.606.358.800.200.200
C10.900.300.175
C26.915.300.350
Unique ID
D020207
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020207
Scope Note
Prolonged unconsciousness from which the individual cannot be aroused, associated with traumatic injuries to the BRAIN. This may be defined as unconsciousness persisting for 6 hours or longer. Coma results from injury to both cerebral hemispheres or the RETICULAR FORMATION of the BRAIN STEM. Contributing mechanisms include DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY and BRAIN EDEMA. (From J Neurotrauma 1997 Oct;14(10):699-713)
Entry Version
COMA POST HEAD INJ
Entry Term(s)
Coma, Post-Concussive
Coma, Post-Trauma
Coma, Post-Traumatic
Coma, Post-Traumatic, Prolonged
Coma, Traumatic
Post-Head Injury Coma
Previous Indexing
Brain Injuries (1965-1999)
Coma (1965-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/08
Revision Date
2015/06/22
Coma, Post-Head Injury Preferred
Coma, Post-Traumatic, Prolonged Narrower
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