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Can you fall and get yourself a epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?
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Rishi Kumar
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Yes
Acceleration/deceleration injuries (like falling or a car accident) are typically associated with subdural hematomas.
On impact, the brain shifts within the skull causing bridging veins to rupture leading to a slow accumulation of blood within the meningeal layers.

In brief: Yes
Acceleration/deceleration injuries (like falling or a car accident) are typically associated with subdural hematomas.
On impact, the brain shifts within the skull causing bridging veins to rupture leading to a slow accumulation of blood within the meningeal layers.
Rishi Kumar
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Yes
Epidural hematomas (edh) or subdural hematomas(sdh) can definitely occur after a fall.
Anytime one strikes their head on the ground a fracture can occur that can lead to tearing of an epidural artery that can lead to edh. Or the movement of the brain with a fall can tear a bridging subdural vein-thus a sdh. The ground level fall is a common mechanism for both the edh and sdh.

In brief: Yes
Epidural hematomas (edh) or subdural hematomas(sdh) can definitely occur after a fall.
Anytime one strikes their head on the ground a fracture can occur that can lead to tearing of an epidural artery that can lead to edh. Or the movement of the brain with a fall can tear a bridging subdural vein-thus a sdh. The ground level fall is a common mechanism for both the edh and sdh.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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