hematoma-epidural-6919_0Epidural 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.

Symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vision changes
  • Confusion
  • “Lucid interval” – momentary moment of regaining consciousness only to fall back unconscious
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Coma
  • Death

Diagnosis

A physical exam must be performed

Immediate Hospital visit is anticipated.

CAT scan is required for better evaluation

MRI and CT are helpful

Treatment

  • Removal of hemorrhage or blood
  • Decrease the intercranial pressure
  • Neurosurgery may be necessary

1.)  Burr hole
2.)  Craniotomy

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