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Is an epidural hematoma possible?

Is an epidural hematoma possible?

Yes: Epidural hematomas can occur after significant head trauma, particularly skull fractures. A ct scan can be used for diagnosis. Typically, a neurosurgeon will be asked to manage this problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


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Epidural hematoma help explain it please?

Collection of blood: An epidural hematoma is a collection of blood between the brain and skull caused by arterial bleeding. The accumulation of blood can cause an increase in pressure within the skull leading to headache, seizures, decreased conciousness, and brain herniation if untreated. It is diagnosed by ct without contrast. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of epidural hematoma?

What are the most common symptoms of epidural hematoma?

Headache: An epidural hematoma typically refers to blood that acumulates between the brain and the skull after rupture of an artery secondary to trauma. The classic presentation is head trauma that causes a loss of consciousness followed by awakening and then progressive confusion and pain as the bleeding progresses. Epidural hematomas are typically quickly progressive and thus require rapid treatment. ...Read more

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Help me to find specific diagnosis for epidural hematoma?

Help me to find specific diagnosis for epidural hematoma?

CT without contrast: An epidural hematoma is diagnosed by ct without contrast revealing a convex hyperdensity. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: epidural hematoma?

Blood over brain: The brain is covered by meninges. With trauma, bleeding could occur underneath the coverings, such as a "subdural hematoma". With epidural, we have bleeding above the dura covering. May occur due to skull fracture over the temple which lacerates the middle meningeal artery. ...Read more

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Why are people able to think more clearly after an epidural hematoma?

Unconnected: If a patient makes a complete recovery from an epidural hematoma, they should be the same as they were before the bleed. If recovery isn't complete, there will be some type of neurological impairment that is permanent. A person will not think better than they did as a result of an epidural hematoma. The two events are unconnected. ...Read more

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Why is an epidural hematoma so deadly?

Risk of Herniation: Epidural hematoma entails blood building up outside of the brain. Because brain is confined within rigid skull, accumulation of blood will gradually cause an increase in pressure within the skull cavity & compress brain tissue; it can even cause the brain to herniate out through the skull where the spinal cord originates, leading to a coma and/or irreversible brain damage. ...Read more

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Can epidural hematoma lead to cerebral problem?

Possible: 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 distention/herniation. This, in turn, can lead to irreversible damage to the cerebral cortex and or the brain stem if left untreated. ...Read more

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What is more severe, subdural or epidural hematoma?

Depends: If you are referring to outcomes, subdural hematomas generally have a worse outcome. This may because these tend to be in older patients and are associated with a rotational component. The blood is also pushing directly on the brain. If you are referring to rapidity of deterioration although both can have a rapid decline, classically, the epidural is more rapid because it is an artery bleeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Hematoma (Definition)

A scalp hematoma is a condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Scalp hematomas usually resolve without treatment. They are more common in babies who needed vacuum-assisted deliveries, because vacuum on a baby's scalp can cause ...Read more


Dr. Peter Ihle
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Epidural Hematoma (Definition)

The brain is covered by meninges. With trauma, bleeding could occur underneath the coverings, such as a "subdural hematoma". With epidural, we have bleeding above the dura covering. May occur due to skull fracture over the temple which lacerates ...Read more