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How do I explain to my daughter what it means to have intraventricular hemorrhage?

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Dr. Edward Smith
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In brief: Bleed into the brain

Ventricles are a=naturally occurring and necessary spaces within the brain substance which ordinarily are filled with spinal fluid.
Bleeding within ventricles is always serious but can come a variety of causes such as prematurity, trauma, blood vessel abnormalities. Surgery may be necessary to relieve pressure build up due to the volume of blood or hydrocephalus (water on the brain).

In brief: Bleed into the brain

Ventricles are a=naturally occurring and necessary spaces within the brain substance which ordinarily are filled with spinal fluid.
Bleeding within ventricles is always serious but can come a variety of causes such as prematurity, trauma, blood vessel abnormalities. Surgery may be necessary to relieve pressure build up due to the volume of blood or hydrocephalus (water on the brain).
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