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Can Septic Shock In A Child Cause A Subdural Hematoma
A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more
Does getting punched in the mouth often cause a subdural hematoma..And can that bring on a manic episode?
It depends: Blood can collect just beneath the thick covering of the brain. This covering is called dura, and blood under this is called subdural hematoma. In acute trauma there can be a large collection of blood with swelling and severe brain damage. In minor trauma just a small thin layer of blood collects without much effect. Chronic blood can dissolve to clear fluid and leave a chronic subdural. ...Read more
I had a spontaneous subdural hematoma resulting in a successful crani and evacuation of the hematoma. How common is it to have a reocurrance ?
Yes: A large subdural hematoma with a lot of pressure can lead to effects on the heart which are manifest in the ekg. This has to do with changes in sympathetic tone as a result of the head injury. These usually resolve when the patient improves and the pressure has been removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple causes: High blood pressure is the most common cause of intracerebral hemorrhage. Also if an aneurysm ruptures, it leaks blood into the space around the brain. Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 40% of cases. Amyloid angiopathy, head trauma and liver disease just to name a few. ...Read more
Can hypoxia and dementia in a middle-aged patient be the result of a heart condition? Could they be caused by a minor stroke or a drug overdose?
Not always: Close to 90% of pts with sdh's experience headaches, but in some cases, these are very nonspecific, and in older pts, may not occur at all. May be tough to diagnose early on, and may even seem like a stroke, but then sudden catastrophic herniation seemingly out of blue. So, if head injury, headache, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, and especially focal weakness, numbness, get examined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: Trauma is the most common cause, but there are some genetic abnormalities of clotting and vasculature formation that can contribute. ...Read more
Brain Injury : The severity of head injury is related to the amount of energy transmitted to the brain at the time of impact. Secondary injury to blood vessels causing bleeding in the brain causes further damage. If injury is severe enough to cause swelling or bleeding and increase the pressure in the brain greater than blood pressure, no blood flow in the brain will be allowed and death will occur. ...Read more
Only if...: the fracture line extends in to the mastoid aur cells. What did the head CT show ??? ...Read more
Yes, in at least : 2 ways. First, if the blood loss is severe enough, the brain could not get enough blood for a period of time. Second, the laceration could cause a flap or a dissection of the vessel wall, resulting in reduction or obstruction of blood flow, again resulting in a stroke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for injuries from a seizure (overdose)be seen as a beating severe trauma to the face ,
Yes, sometimes: Generalized tonic-clonic convulsions can result in a variety of injuries including biting of tongue and/or cheek, and even fracturing a vertebral body or other bones. If you fell forwards onto your face you could of course cause diffuse local injuries and bruises, even a broken nose. ...Read more
How long after a head injury does a chronic subdural hematoma typically present in terms of symptoms? Can it present up to 1 year later?
Unpredictable: Usually most of the time immediately in couple of hrs some times few few days , epidural takes more time , will have lucid interval , some times dormant for months , the reason head injury needs evaluation by trained physician and CT scans are required most of the time , clear instructions from ER at the time of discharge ...Read more
What kind of injuries can be fatal for an infant in a car accident vs. a child or adult? What makes the infant more likely to have fatal injuries?
Poor restraint use: Failure to use the correct safety seat or it use it properly can lead to preventable loss.An infant's neck & spinal cord is prone to injury fro crash forces.Forward facing infants can paralyzed or die when the cord is overstretched by the head snapping forward. Kids under 12, are too short for the adult belt to anchor their pelvis in a crash and are prone to abdominal injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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