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What is the usual treatment for an epidural hematoma?

What is the usual treatment for an epidural hematoma?

Depends on symptoms: Depending on the size, symptoms and location, treatment can include anything from observation to an open craniotomy (opening up the head to remove the clot from where is sits just under the skull). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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Subdural vs epidural hematoma, what are the differences?

Subdural vs epidural hematoma, what are the differences?

Anatomy: The dura is a tough sheet of tissue that covers your entire brain and spinal cord. If the blood accumlates underneath the dura, it is subdural bleeding. Outside of the dura, epidural bleeding. ...Read more

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Nursing care at home after epidural hematoma?

Depends on how bad: This type of injury can be minor or severe. They may have trouble talking, walking swallowing and thinking. Or they might just have a bad headache. The problems that the epidural caused need to be dealt with. ...Read more

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Could epidural hematoma lead to cerebral hypoxia?

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

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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 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 is an epidural hematoma so deadly?

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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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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. Eric Weisman
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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