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Is it possible to i've yourself an epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

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Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Cranial Hemorrhage : The simple answer is yes. Both types of hemorrhages are usually the result of trauma to the cranium unless a person is on anticoagulation or blood thinners.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: If you hit your head forcefully from a fall or a collision with something you can have a skull fracture that leads to the epidural or you can tear a bridging vein that leads to the subdural.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Could you give yourself a epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

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Dr. Robert Cerciello
Pediatric Neurology 53 years experience
Self inflicted : Yes if bang your head with force against wall or other hard object. Driving when you should not and getting into accident causing head injury and severe sports head injury.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Subdural vs epidural hematoma, what are the differences?

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Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 16 years experience
Anatomy: The dura is a tough sheet of tissue that covers your entire brain and spinal cord. If the blood accumlates underneath the dura, it is subdural bleeding. Outside of the dura, epidural bleeding.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you fall and get yourself a epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

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Dr. Rishi Kumar
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Anesthesiology 8 years experience
Yes: Acceleration/deceleration injuries (like falling or a car accident) are typically associated with subdural hematomas. On impact, the brain shifts within the skull causing bridging veins to rupture leading to a slow accumulation of blood within the meningeal layers.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is more severe, subdural or epidural hematoma?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Brain Bleed: An epidural hematoma is a brain bleed occurring outside of the brain but within the skull. This accumulation of blood can cause an increase in pressure within the skull leading to brain herniation if untreated.

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