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What's epidural hematoma -- blood clot on the brain?

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Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Maughon
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: See below

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. It is a collection of acute blood between the skull and the dura covering of the brain.

In brief: See below

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. It is a collection of acute blood between the skull and the dura covering of the brain.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Rishi Kumar
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Brain Bleed

An epidural hematoma is a brain bleed occurring outside of the brain but within the skull.
This accumulation of blood can cause an increase in pressure within the skull leading to brain herniation if untreated.

In brief: Brain Bleed

An epidural hematoma is a brain bleed occurring outside of the brain but within the skull.
This accumulation of blood can cause an increase in pressure within the skull leading to brain herniation if untreated.
Rishi Kumar
Rishi Kumar
Answer assisted by Rishi Kumar, Medical Student
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Rishi Kumar
Anesthesiology

In brief: Brain Bleed

An epidural hematoma is a brain bleed occurring outside of the brain but within the skull.
This accumulation of blood can cause an increase in pressure within the skull leading to brain herniation if untreated.

In brief: Brain Bleed

An epidural hematoma is a brain bleed occurring outside of the brain but within the skull.
This accumulation of blood can cause an increase in pressure within the skull leading to brain herniation if untreated.
Rishi Kumar
Rishi Kumar
Answer assisted by Rishi Kumar, Medical Student
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