Burst lobe

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 11 Jan 2019

A burst lobe is an uncommonly used description of traumatic lobar intraparenchymal hemorrhage of the brain that ruptures into the subdural space and communicates with subdural hemorrhage 1.

As traumatic hemorrhages are more common in the frontal and temporal lobes, these lobes are the most affected. It is associated, not unsurprisingly, with high energy trauma and resultant high mortality rates 2.

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