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Can A Spleen Rupture Even Without A Serious Trauma Or Injury
Absolutely: Especially in older patients, many subdural hematomas show little to no symptoms depending on size of the hematoma, location, and how old it is. ...Read more
Can you bruise an artery, for example can a bruise be caused by a leakage from an artery if so does it heal like any other bruise?
Skin?: If you are referring to visible bruising in the skin it is not usually arterial bleeding. Rather it is localized small veins and capillaries. Deeper muscle injury can involve smaller arterioles which quickly retract and stop bleeding. All else being normal bruises are reabsorbed over time and resolve. ...Read more
Only if...: the fracture line extends in to the mastoid aur cells. What did the head CT show ??? ...Read more
Can untreated subdural hematoma cause brain damage? If so would it be immediate or months or years?
Subdural hematoma: It is size dependent if untreated. I suspect your doctor felt small. Damage caused by pressure on brain..Symptoms usually within 48 hrs altho case from chicago childrens caused symptoms over a week later. Symptoms can be as as mild as headace altho rare or difiiculty using opposite side of body or signs of increased brain pressure such as lethargy and vomiting. ...Read more
Is it ever that a life threatening brain injury occur without a direct blow to the head. For example, a car accident ?
Yes: Even if there is no impact, the rapid deceleration that occurs in a car accident can cause the brain to rapidly shift within the skull resulting in a shearing type injury, both to the brain, and to the blood vessels. ...Read more
No: Traumatic brain injury is defined as damage to the brain resulting from an external mechanical force, such as rapid acceleration or deceleration, impact, blast waves, or penetration by a projectile. Stroke would represent a non-traumatic brain injury which does not involve an external mechanical force. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Other than a traumatic insult, what could cause a spontaneous rupture of the anterior tibial tendon?
Chronic inflammation: The anterior tibial tendon and other tendons can have chronic inflammation due to strain and fatigue (over-use of the tendon). This can cause weakening of the tendon, linear tears within the tendon and eventual rupture due to the weakening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enlarged Spleen: If the spleen is enlarged by a disease process it become more susceptible to injury. Otherwise, a normal spleen shouldn't have problems with streaching. ...Read more
Would someone feel pain when a colon is perforated or can it be a painless and unidentifiable injury?
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