Removal of intracranial haematoma
and decompressive craniectomy were performed under general anaesthesia.
Subdural empyema caused by an unusual organism following intracranial haematoma
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The seven-times champion was admitted to Grenoble Hospital in France suffering from intracranial haematoma
- blood clots - bruising and swelling of the brain.
With time, ICP monitoring has become an important component in the diagnosis and management of multiple neurological conditions, such as head injury, hydrocephalus, subarachnoid haemorrhage, and intracranial haematoma
"The brain scan showed a number of pieces of information, some intracranial haematoma
but also some cerebral contusions and oedema.
Risks of intracranial haematoma
in head injured adults.
Macpherson et al found in their study that out of 850 patients of fractures, intracranial haematoma
was seen in 71% of cases.
Head injuries include injury to the scalp, skull fractures, concussions, bruises (contusions) and tears (lacerations) of the brain, accumulation of blood within the brain or between the brain and skull (intracranial haematoma
), and damage to nerve cells throughout the brain (diffuse axonal injury).
Don't forget to document the head circumference and haemoglobin at the first consultation as changes in either of these parameters may indicate an expanding intracranial haematoma
in an infant.
Acute subdural haematoma is a common type of intracranial haematoma
occurring from head injuries.
We should then exclude any intracranial haematoma
. In the event of threatened brain herniation or deterioration in clinical signs, hypocapnia and mannitol can be used acutely to control ICP.