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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The literature on fetal intracranial hemorrhage secondary to maternal trauma is limited to case reports and case series.
Grodzicka, "Intracranial hemorrhage in term newborn," Przeglad Lekarski, vol.
Eighteen of the patients (11.76%) were found to have intracranial hemorrhage. There were two significant factors found to be associated with intracranial hemorrhage: the GCS and proportion of hypertension (Table 1).
Intracranial hemorrhages were assessed by histologic examination of the brains and the free hemoglobin concentration in the brain parenchyma.
Meanwhile, any stroke, ischemic stroke, and intracranial hemorrhage during follow-up in medical therapy alone were lower, compared with PTAS plus medical therapy and the rate of periprocedural stroke after PTAS was higher than expected.
Categorization of the 46 subjects with APL based on FICH scores indicated that 23.9%, 58.6%, and 17.3% were at low, intermediate, and high risk for intracranial hemorrhage, respectively (Table 1).
DISCUSSION: Sonographic diagnosis of fetal intracranial hemorrhage was first reported in 1982 in a patient with recurrent episodes of pancreatitis.
While pneumothorax, necrotizing enterocolitis, periventricular leukomalacia was not observed in these patients, BPD was observed with a rate of 23%, intracranial hemorrhage was observed with a rate of 8%, patent ductus arteriosus was observed with a rate of 31% and retinopathy of prematurity was observed with a rate of 8%.
But the data are irrefutable that maternal administration of steroids does reduce the risk of respiratory distress syndrome and intracranial hemorrhage. This study is reassuring and consistent with what we know," he said.
Three of the infants had diffuse intracranial hemorrhage, and the fourth had gastrointestinal bleeding.
Intracranial hemorrhage in the absence of tumor should prompt investigation for AVM.
He suffered a massive intracranial hemorrhage, which caused severe neurologic injuries and brain damage.

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