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What Things Predispose Someone To Bleeding Outside Of The Brain
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 2 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?
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
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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