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I need a straight answer. What is bleeding outside of the brain?

I need a straight answer. What is bleeding outside of the brain?

Hematoma: Blood can accumulate between the inside layer of the skull and the outside layer of the brain. This is a subdural or epidural hematoma depending on where it is located in the space between the brain and the skull. If large enough, these bleeds will press on the brain and will need a neurosurgeon to remove them in the operating room to prevent brain damage or death. Is that straight enough? ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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How long before you can go homel after brain epidural hematoma ?

How long before you can go homel after brain epidural hematoma ?

Depends : This depends on the complexity and other injuries. In a isolated epidural hematoma that is evacuated rapidly, patients may go home the next day. A lot depends on the size, time after injury, neurological status after the surgery. In general, most require a few days to recover before going home. ...Read more

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What's epidural hematoma -- blood clot on the brain?

Epidural hematoma: Epidural hematomas also happen in the spine. Though most occur spontaneously they can occur after an epidural, spinal, or myelogram. This is usually due to the patient being on blood thinners or have conditions like vonwhilenbron's disease. It is a surgical emergency as paralysis will happen if the hematoma is not removed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about epidural hematoma (blood clot on the brain)?

Can you tell me about epidural hematoma (blood clot on the brain)?

Epidural: More severe than subdural w more rapid onset of symptoms. Caused by arterial bleed and significant pressure on brain as arterial blood continues to pump into epidural space and compress braid. Rapid neuro surgical intervention required. ...Read more

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1 yr old with epidural hematoma. Brain shifted to right side. Craniotomy preformed removing large hematoma. Linear fracture. What can we expect now?

1 yr old with epidural hematoma. Brain shifted to right side. Craniotomy preformed removing large hematoma. Linear fracture. What can we expect now?

How long ago?: If recent, healing and improvement time is essential. Most children and adults recover from epidural hematomas well. You should expect limitations on activity, be careful what the child does, close monitoring, and give it time to heal. ...Read more

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How soon after brain aneurysm "leak" will it re-bleed? Possible to re-bleed mos/yrs later? I.E. Had bad ha 2wks straight, then they stopped. Leak?

How soon after brain aneurysm "leak" will it re-bleed? Possible to re-bleed mos/yrs later? I.E. Had bad ha 2wks straight, then they stopped. Leak?

Possibly: Aneurysms can have a "sentinel" rupture where they leak some blood prior to sah. It is best to be evaluated immediately in the er if this is the case as the aneurysm could rupture anytime after this point. ...Read more

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If you had internal bleeding in the brain how long could you survive? I don't know if there is a specific answer.

If you had internal bleeding in the brain how long could you survive? I don't know if there is a specific answer.

No specific answer.: Survival will depend on many factors: cause of bleeding, location, magnitude, access to critical care, etc. When blood irritates brain tissues, it causes swelling. This is known as cerebral edema. The pooled blood collects into a mass called a hematoma. These conditions increase pressure on nearby brain tissue, and that reduces vital blood flow and kills brain cells. ...Read more

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What things predispose someone to bleeding outside of the brain?

What things predispose someone to bleeding outside of the brain?

Epi or subdural blee: By far this is most commonly caused by a blow to the end. The only predisposing factor would be a bleeding or blood clotting problem, such as hemophilia, a patient on blood thinners, frequent Aspirin intake. ...Read more

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If I treat bleeding outside of the brain will it be gone, or do I need to keep worrying? I have so much on my mind.

Inside or outside: Bleeding inside the skull can exert pressure on the brain, deforming it, causing serious side-effects. Headaches are almost universal here. Brain irritation can cause seizures. Blood can be resorbed naturally but stay alert. Blood outside the skull may be a painful cosmetic nuisance but is rarely serious. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more