Acute Brain Injury - A Guide for Family and Friends
Damage to the brain may occur immediately, as a result of the injury, or it may develop as a result of swelling or bleeding that follows the injury. The skull is usually filled like this:
Changes can occur as a result of brain injury. The brain tissue may swell causing it to take up more room in the skull. This is called edema. When this occurs, the swollen brain tissue will push the other contents of the skull to the side.
Brain with Hydrocephalus: