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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.
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.
Drainage: If a subdural is causing increased intracranial pressure and threatening herniation of brain structures, the surgical procedure is to drill a burr hole through the skull and drain the subdural blood.See 2 more doctor answers
Feel bleed: 0nly way to feel bleed is through symptoms it causes. A chronic subdural is not acute and rarely if ever causes new s or old symptoms to recur. I use rarely s very very remote possibility. Keep in check with surgeon until discharged.
Not always: Close to 90% of pts with sdh's experience headaches, but in some cases, these are very nonspecific, and in older pts, may not occur at all. May be tough to diagnose early on, and may even seem like a stroke, but then sudden catastrophic herniation seemingly out of blue. So, if head injury, headache, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, and especially focal weakness, numbness, get examined.See 1 more doctor answer
Subdural hematoma: I assume you have the bur hole as the subdural hematoma was treated? If your follow up CT scan was negative for hematoma then you are cleared. If there is still a hematoma causing pressure on the brain then you need to speak to the neurosurgeon that did the procedure about further treatment.
Different: A hematoma is like a bruise or collection of blood from a trauma. In parietal hematoma this is in the parietal lobe of the brain, so it is in the brain tissue itself. A subdural hematoma is just under the dura mater one of the coverings of the brain so it is up close to the skull.
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.
Unless: You are on a blood thinner, chances are low.
Ex growing head: After head injury, a subdural hematoma in a 2 year old may cause an excessively rapid head circumference growth, irritability, poor feeding and developmental delay. Address this with your pediatrician who has been keeping track of your child's head circuference measurements and developmentSee 3 more doctor answers
Is the neurologic exam performed any differently for an acute subdural hematoma vs. A chronic subdural hematoma?
If you go to the emergency room with 6cm subdural hematoma, is this something that could have start forming a day or two prior to the trip to emergenc
Possibly: Usually a subdural hematoma starts after the head injury (ie. Fall). If the vessel that tears is small, it may slowly seep and the sdh grows over time, maybe over a day or two. Typically, sdh grows rather quickly, compressing the brain and causing a neurosurgical emergency.See 1 more doctor answer
Serious consequence.: Depending on the size this could have very serious consequences including permanent brin damage and death. You need to listen to the advice of the neurologist and neuro surgeon. They spent most of their young lives learning how to treat these life threatening conditions.
Blood clot: A subdural hematoma is a blood clot that has formed on top of the brain and underneath the covering of the brain. It is usually due to a traumatic event or if the patient's blood is being thinned. It can be nonsurgical or surgical depending on how large it is and what the patient's neurological status is.See 1 more doctor answer
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..See 2 more doctor answers
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