A 18-year-old female asked:
how does hematoma differ from concussion. and how to know if someone have subdural hematoma?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Jefferson Chen answered
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Hematoma is blood: Concussion refers to the constellation of symptoms after a head injury. This can include amnesia, headache, memory problems, blurred or double vision. Hematoma refers to structural damage that can be visualized by cat scan in the brain. A subdural hematoma is a specific blood clot that is between the lining(dura) of the brain and the brain. It is best detected by ct scan of the head.
Answered on Mar 16, 2014
Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
52 years experience Neurology
Definitions: Concussion: "head injury resulting in loss of consciousness, loss or memory, or combination of both." hematoma: a localized area of bleeding within the brain, and can be above the outer covering, an "epidural hematoma", or below the dura, a "subdural hematoma". Hematoma can occur in absence of concussion. Mri films invariably reveal presence of such bleeding.
Answered on Feb 8, 2013
Dr. William Singer answered
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Bleeding vs.concussi: A hematoma represents a collection of blood. It may be in the brain, or outside the brain between the membranes covering the brain or outside the brain between the brain and the skull. A concussion reprents a change in mental status, and represents mt least a mild brain injury. Most recover fully from a single concussion, but some can be quite serious.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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