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A 25-year-old female asked:

Cause of death: subdural haematoma, fall exasperated by anticoagulants. father fell - brain bleeding caused brain squashing = death explain please?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It pushes on brain: A subdural hematoma, as a result of a head injury, is a collection of blood between the covering of the brain and the surface of the brain. The bleeding after an injury fills the brain area very rapidly, compressing the brain with the pressure from the enlarging glob of blood (the hematoma). Our brains do not tolerate compression, which stops some of the normal brain functions, and then we die.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Explain what!: It sounds like you already understand what happened. Not clear what additional information you're after. A FULL explanation would require a lot more than the 400-character limit of these reply posts. What happened to your father is a well-known and feared complication of anticoagulant use. It's a delicate balance between risks and benefits.

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Last updated Aug 24, 2018

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