noun (plural contrecoups /-ˌko͞oz/)
A contusion resulting from the brain contacting the skull on the side opposite from where impact occurs. Compare with coup.
- Blunt trauma is responsible for coup and contrecoup ocular injury.
- Ignorance of the possibility of either coup or contrecoup contusions during criminal assault can lead to misinterpreted injuries.
- A case of contrecoup intracerebellar hematoma is reported.
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