Subdural Sentence Examples
Subdural hematomas usually occur because veins on the inside of the dura that connect the brain cortex and the venous sinuses (bridging veins) are ruptured as the result of a blow to the head.
Acute subdural empyema is the most imperative surgical emergency.
Subdural haematomas can develop suddenly from a head injury that causes a large amount of blood to escape rapidly from a torn vein.
An MRI scan helped accurately identify that Dylan had a rare subdural hemorrhage whilst still in his mothers womb.
The space between the two outer membranes is called the subdural space.Advertisement
The risk for depth electrodes is approximately 1% per electrode; the incidence of meningitis is higher with subdural grids.
Shaking an infant can cause bleeding in the brain (subdural hematoma), resulting in permanent brain damage or death.
Subdural hematoma-A localized accumulation of blood, sometimes mixed with spinal fluid, in the space between the middle (arachnoid) and outer (dura mater) membranes covering the brain.
A subdural hematoma is a collection of blood in the space between the outer and middle layers of the covering of the brain.
Subdural hematomas in children and adolescents are usually abrupt onset or acute and are brought about by accident or injury.Advertisement
Another type of subdural hematoma called a chronic subdural hematoma can occur in people over age 60.
However, what follows applies to acute subdural hematomas in children only.
Subdural hemotamas range from fatal or life threatening to small with only minor effects, depending on the quantity of blood released and the amount of injury to other brain tissues.
With small subdural hematomas, the blood may slowly be reabsorbed over several weeks without much damage.
Not all these head injuries involve subdural hematoma, but it is the most common type of bleeding in the brain to result from trauma.Advertisement
Infants are more prone to subdural hematoma than toddlers and older children, because the brain of infants has more room than the brain of older children to move around in the skull when shaken or hit.
In infants and children, subdural hematoma is often seen in physical child abuse.
Infants rarely fall until they start learning to walk, so falls account for only a small number of subdural hematomas in infants.
However, many subdural hematomas in toddlers result from accidental falls, as they learn to walk and climb.
In older children, a fall in which they hit their head is a common cause of subdural hematoma.Advertisement
All age groups are susceptible to developing subdural hematomas from vehicle accidents.
Individuals who show any immediate symptoms of subdural hematoma should be taken to the emergency room.
The outcome of subdural hematoma depends on how promptly treatment is received and how much damage the brain has received.
The mortality rate for all patients with acute subdural hematoma is about 60 percent.
Preventing blunt head trauma from falls, child abuse, and assaults is the most effective way of preventing subdural hematoma.Advertisement
If the clot is between the dura and the brain tissue itself, the condition is called a subdural hematoma.