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What exactly is subdural hematoma?

What exactly is subdural hematoma?

Intracranial blood: A subdural hematoma is a blood clot that forms between the brain and the fibrous membrane covering the brain (subdural space). It is usually a result of trauma with the stretching and tearing of a vein in the subdural space as the brain deforms during an acceleration, deceleration situation.. ...Read more

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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there is an abnormal collection of blood under the skin or other bodily surface, outside ...Read more


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What exactly is a subdural hematoma?

What exactly is a subdural hematoma?

Blod clot: Blod clot or collection under the dura on the surface of the brain. ...Read more

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What exactly is subdural hemorrhage?

What exactly is subdural hemorrhage?

SDH: A subdural hematoma typically occurs from bridging cortical veins being torn causing blood to accumulate on the surface of the brain under the dural covering of the brain. Trauma is the most common cause. In the elderly, even relatively minor head trauma can cause a sdh. Surgery is often used to evacuate the hematoma. ...Read more

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What exactly is chronic subdural hematoma?

What exactly is chronic subdural hematoma?

Blood around brain: There are three layers of tissue that surround the brain, known collectively as the "meninges." the outermost layer is the dura mater, the middle layer the arachnoid mater, and the layer closest to the brain the pia mater. When veins that go between these layers rupture - often because of trauma - blood can start to pool between the dura mater and arachnoid mater causing a subdural hematoma. ...Read more

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What is a subdural hematoma?

What is a subdural hematoma?

Blood inside skull: Subdural hematomas are collections, usually venous blood, from a torn vein between the brain and the fibrous membrane surrounding the brain called the Dura Mater. ...Read more

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What is a falcine subdural hematoma?

Falx Hemorrhage: A hemorrhage between the two sides of the brain (hemispheres) along the falx. The falx is a membrane that extends down from the skull and helps protect brain. ...Read more

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What is a cerebral hematoma?

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What is a cerebral hematoma?

Cerebral Hematoma: Blood clot in the brain following rupture of vessel in brain or between skull & brain. ...Read more

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What is left parietal hematoma? Is parietal hematoma and subdural hematoma same?

What is left parietal hematoma? 
Is parietal hematoma and subdural hematoma same?

Hematoma- blood coll: Hematoma is collection of blood somewhere in the body...anywhere in the body....it's called a hematoma. Parietal tells us the location (Parietal lobe of the brain) usually due to high blood pressure while Subdural hematoma means collection of blood below the level of the DURAL cover of the covering of the brain called the meninges...often times traumatic cause but also often can be spontaneous. ...Read more

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What is a subarachnoid hemorrhage?

What is a subarachnoid hemorrhage?

Dangerous hemorrhage: Subaracnoid hemorrhages usually occur from rupture of aneurysms. Aneurysms are caused by defects in the vessel wall producing outpouching of the wall. With rupture of the aneuysm, patients complain of the worst headache of their life. The headache can rapidly progress to include altered consciousness, weakness or unresponsiveness. A percentage of patients never survive to reach medical care. ...Read more

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What is a hematoma?

Bruise or blood : Collection outstde blood vessels. Can be a collection located between cells of deeper layers of skin, a bruise. Or a collection of blood either liquid or clot which has escaped from a traumatised or damaged blood vessel, vein, artery or capillary. ...Read more

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What exactly is a bruise?

What exactly is a bruise?

What is a bruise: Bruise is bleeding under the skin and it looks bluish black it can be due to trauma to that area or sometimes comes on spontaneusly due to certain medical conditions.There may be fragility of blood vessels, low platlet count, or other bleeding disorders due to lack of clotting factors in blood.If is recurrent and in many places in the body then one has to consult their physician. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a spinal subdural abscess?

Could you explain what is a spinal subdural abscess?

Infection: The spinal cord is covered by a tough layer, the dura, which also extends to the brain. A subdural abscess is an infection which causes an abscess (or infection collection of fluid) beneath this layer. It can compress the cord or allow infection to enter the brain. ...Read more

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What exactly is placental calcification?

What exactly is placental calcification?

May be normal.: The older (i.e. Close to their delivery date) placentas frequently have depositions of calcium in them, which are of no clinical significance. Pathological placental calcifications can occur with torch infections of the fetus. ...Read more

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What is a brain hemorrhage?

What is a brain hemorrhage?

Blood vessel bursts: Or leaks in brain tissue. Can be associate with high blood pressure, aneurysm, tumors. ...Read more

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What exactly is a concussion?

What exactly is a concussion?

Poorly Understood: We are getting better at understanding it. It is a generalized. ...Read more

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What is a subdermal hematoma?

Hematoma: A subdermal hematoma is a hematoma under the skin, a subdural hematoma is a hemorrhage under the dura mater covering of the brain. Both are usually associated with trauma. ...Read more

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What is hemothorax?

What is hemothorax?

Definition...: Hemothorax is when there is blood in the space between the lining of the lung and the lining of the chest wall cavity. ...Read more

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What is post nephrectomy hematoma ,and is it dangerous?

What is post nephrectomy hematoma ,and is it dangerous?

Bleed after surgery: Hematoma is a collection of blood. Means that nephrectomy patient either continued to or started to bleed after kidney removal surgery. Can be dangerous with large or massive hematomas which may require transfusion to correct blood loss, or surgical exploration to tie of bleeding vessel/s. ...Read more

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What is more severe, subdural or epidural hematoma?

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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What is an intracerebral hemorrhage?

What is an intracerebral hemorrhage?

Bleeding in the brai: Blood in the brain due to long standing hypertension or due to a rupture of the aneurysm. May result in a stroke, seizures, or death. ...Read more

Subdural Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which blood pools between the brain ...Read more