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Why Are People Able To Think More Clearly After An Epidural Hematoma
Unconnected: If a patient makes a complete recovery from an epidural hematoma, they should be the same as they were before the bleed. If recovery isn't complete, there will be some type of neurological impairment that is permanent. A person will not think better than they did as a result of an epidural hematoma. The two events are unconnected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Variable: It is dependent on the condition one is in at the time of surgery, the age of pt (or to be more exact the physiological age--some 70 yo are more like 50 yo physiologically), and other medical problems the pt may have. The surgeon should be able to give you a ballpark figure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Likely: If the hematoma affects the nerves, as is likely, the person will have pain. ...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
When are you in the clear from life threatening complications after mild concussion like epidural hematoma, etc. My CT scan was normal. So was exam.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
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