Pressure from a blast injury may be transmitted from the trunk via the large blood vessels to the brain. The increase in intracranial pressure can result in a number of central nervous system injuries.


Possible scenario: Person in water exposed to underwater explosion


Clinical findings:

(1) loss of consciousness

(2) confusion and disorientation

(3) headache

(4) tinnitus

(5) dizziness

(6) tremor

(7) bleeding from the ears, nose and/or mouth


The increase in intracranial pressure may persist in severe cases.


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