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

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.
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.
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.
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.

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Can you tell me about epidural hematoma (blood clot on the brain)?

Epidural. More severe than subdural w more rapid onset of symptoms. Caused by arterial bleed and significant pressure on brain as arterial blood continues to pump into epidural space and compress braid. Rapid neuro surgical intervention required. Read more...

How long before you can go homel after brain epidural hematoma?

Varies. This will depend of the extent of brain injury suffered. In some cases with minimal injury you may be able to go home after a couple of days, in other cases it might be weeks. 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 more...

1 yr old with epidural hematoma. Brain shifted to right side. Craniotomy preformed removing large hematoma. Linear fracture. What can we expect now?

How long ago? If recent, healing and improvement time is essential. Most children and adults recover from epidural hematomas well. You should expect limitations on activity, be careful what the child does, close monitoring, and give it time to heal. Read more...
Recovery. Speed and quality of recovery depend on many factors. Irreversible neurological changes do happen. Your best guide is the surgeon and pediatrician who are taking care of your child. Information you have provided is insufficient to make any predictions: positive or negative. Your child needs time to recover and your care team should be well prepared to help in the process. Read more...

Can epidural hematoma lead to cerebral problem?

Possible. 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 distention/herniation. This, in turn, can lead to irreversible damage to the cerebral cortex and or the brain stem if left untreated. Read more...
Possible. Epidural hematoma can also occur in the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine causing pain, numbness, and weakness depending on which part of the spine is compressed. Read more...

Could epidural hematoma lead to cerebral hypoxia?

Yes. Imagine a pressure on one side of the brain from the skull, pushing that side of the brain compressing all the tissues including the blood vessels causing brain hypoxia on one side. It then pushes the whole brain and shifts to the brain against the unyielding skull to the other side, compressing the tissues there also (counter coup effect). That is epidural hematoma without surgical treatment. Read more...