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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
1 yr old with epidural hematoma. Brain shifted to right side. Craniotomy preformed removing large hematoma. Linear fracture. What can we expect now?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Imagine a pressure on one side of the brain from the skull, pushing that side of the brain compressing all the tissues including the blood vessels causing brain hypoxia on one side. It then pushes the whole brain and shifts to the brain against the unyielding skull to the other side, compressing the tissues there also (counter coup effect). That is epidural hematoma without surgical treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer