A 30-year-old female asked:
could a fracture in an infants skull cause swelling and bleeding in the brain?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Can co-exist: The skull is separated from the brain by a few tissue layers, & bleeding from the fracture can get between the skull and these layers and cause a problem called an epidural. Epidurals can become large & press on the brain.The event/trauma that caused the fracture can also cause tissue damage in the brain with bleeding & swelling.
Answered on Aug 18, 2017
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