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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy really good for subdural hematoma?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy really good for subdural hematoma?

No .: Removal of the hematoma and relieving pressure on the brain is the treatment for subdural hematomas. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


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What is the treatment for subdural hematoma?

What is the treatment for subdural hematoma?

Subdural hematoma: If small and not causing a shift of brain structures in the skull, observation may be all that is necessary. If there is indication that the subdural hematoma is growing or causing symptoms due to increased pressure in the head, surgical drainage is the treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: subdural hematoma?

SDH: A subdural hematoma (sdh) occurs between the brain and the lining of the brain- the dura. It can accumulate and cause pressure on the brain. Surgery is frequently done to remove this blood. ...Read more

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Will subdural hematoma kill me?

Depends: The mechanism of injury, size and location determine any consequences of a subdural hematoma. Neurosurgical consultation is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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Will a subdural hematoma kill me?

It can: If left untreated. Small subdural can be left alone, particularly if they do not cause pressure on the brain or cause symptoms such as a headache. Larger subdurals need to be drained because of pressure on the brain. They should also be monitored to make sure they are not groing. Prevention of the primary cause should be undertaken too. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a subdural hematoma from reoccuring?

Stop hitting head: A subdural hematoma is usually a result of trauma. There is rupture of blood vessels just beneath the dura that causes a blood clot. This can dissolve to a fluid collection with a membrane. Usually this resolves and is of no significance. Rare cases rebleed or even grow, particularly if there is repeated trauma. ...Read more

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Is subdural hematoma possible after a head injury one year later?

Is subdural hematoma possible after a head injury one year later?

Unlikely in young: In a young person, it is unlikely. In an older person (>80 years), the patient may have a chronic subdural hematoma. As we get older, the brain "shrinks". There is more potential space between the brain and the dura. Thus, small, often times unnoticed bumps on the head can tear the bridging vessels, thus leading to the sdh. ...Read more

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Could you give yourself a epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

Could you give yourself a epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

Self inflicted : Yes if bang your head with force against wall or other hard object. Driving when you should not and getting into accident causing head injury and severe sports head injury. ...Read more

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Can you fall and get yourself a epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

Can you fall and get yourself a epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

Yes: Acceleration/deceleration injuries (like falling or a car accident) are typically associated with subdural hematomas. On impact, the brain shifts within the skull causing bridging veins to rupture leading to a slow accumulation of blood within the meningeal layers. ...Read more

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Subdural Hematoma (Definition)

A subdural hematoma (sdh) occurs between the brain and the lining of the brain- the dura. It can accumulate and cause pressure on the brain. Surgery is frequently done ...Read more