Epidural Hemorrhage is bleeding into a specific area around the Brain.
It occurs between the skull and the dura mater [outer most meninx].
It is fundamentally different than Subdural Hemorrhage which is a tear in the artery that leads to bleeding in the brain.
This condition is often the result of trauma.
It often results from a tear of the “middle meningeal artery“.
It is considered to be very dangerous
But the prevalence of this happening is very uncommon.
- Vision changes
- “Lucid interval” – momentary moment of regaining consciousness only to fall back unconscious
- Loss of consciousness
A physical exam must be performed
Immediate Hospital visit is anticipated.
CAT scan is required for better evaluation
MRI and CT are helpful
- Removal of hemorrhage or blood
- Decrease the intercranialÂ pressure
- Neurosurgery may be necessary
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