intracranial hemorrhage

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hemorrhage

 [hem´ŏ-rij]
the escape of blood from a ruptured vessel; it can be either external or internal. Blood from an artery is bright red in color and comes in spurts; that from a vein is dark red and comes in a steady flow. Aside from the obvious flow of blood from a wound or body orifice, massive hemorrhage can be detected by other signs, such as restlessness, cold and clammy skin, thirst, increased and thready pulse, rapid and shallow respirations, and a drop in blood pressure. If the hemorrhage continues unchecked, the patient may complain of visual disturbances, ringing in the ears, or extreme weakness.
capillary hemorrhage oozing of blood from minute vessels.
cerebral hemorrhage a hemorrhage into the cerebrum; one of the three main causes of cerebral vascular accident (stroke syndrome).
concealed hemorrhage internal hemorrhage.
fibrinolytic hemorrhage that due to abnormalities of fibrinolysis and not hypofibrinogenemia.
internal hemorrhage that in which the extravasated blood remains within the body.
intracranial hemorrhage bleeding within the cranium, which may be extradural, subdural, subarachnoid, or cerebral.
petechial hemorrhage subcutaneous hemorrhage occurring in minute spots.
postpartum hemorrhage that which follows soon after labor.
primary hemorrhage that which soon follows an injury.
secondary hemorrhage that which follows an injury after a considerable lapse of time.

in·tra·cra·ni·al hem·or·rhage

bleeding within the cranial vault; includes cerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage.

intracranial hemorrhage

Intracerebral hemorrhage Neurology Periventricular or cerebral hemorrhage, which may be subdural, parenchymal, intraventricular, subarachnoid; IH is more common in preterm infants Etiology Tentorial tears and skull fractures and birth-related trauma linked to operative delivery Imaging CT in first 24 hrs, MRI after 24 hrs. Cf Periventricular leukomalacia.

in·tra·cra·ni·al hem·or·rhage

(in'tră-krā'nē-ăl hem'ŏr-ăj)
Escape of blood within the cranium due to loss of integrity of vascular channels, frequently forming a hematoma.

in·tra·cra·ni·al hem·or·rhage

(in'tră-krā'nē-ăl hem'ŏr-ăj)
Bleeding within cranial vault.
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