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Causes Of Subdural Hematoma In Infants
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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
Does getting punched in the mouth often cause a subdural hematoma..And can that bring on a manic episode?
Not necessarily: Getting punched in the mouth does not necessarily mean that one will get a subdural hematoma. The possible rotational forces that are generated can tear a subdural vein that can then bleed. However, statistically there are a lot more people that get punched in the mouth than have subdural hematomas. Certainly, if there are symptoms of headache, lethargy, nausea--medical attention should be sought. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible: Subdural hematomas can sometimes rebleed. If the new episode of bleeding is large enough it can cause pressure on the brain and new symptoms. ...Read more
Can untreated subdural hematoma cause brain damage? If so would it be immediate or months or years?
Subdural hematoma: It is size dependent if untreated. I suspect your doctor felt small. Damage caused by pressure on brain..Symptoms usually within 48 hrs altho case from chicago childrens caused symptoms over a week later. Symptoms can be as as mild as headace altho rare or difiiculty using opposite side of body or signs of increased brain pressure such as lethargy and vomiting. ...Read more
Intracranial blood: A subdural hematoma is a blood clot that forms between the brain and the fibrous membrane covering the brain (subdural space). It is usually a result of trauma with the stretching and tearing of a vein in the subdural space as the brain deforms during an acceleration, deceleration situation.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
SDH: A subdural hematoma typically occurs from bridging cortical veins being torn causing blood to accumulate on the surface of the brain under the dural covering of the brain. Trauma is the most common cause. In the elderly, even relatively minor head trauma can cause a sdh. Surgery is often used to evacuate the hematoma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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