Epidural Hematoma

Epidural Hematoma

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Epidural or extradural hematoma (haematoma) is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in which a buildup of blood occurs between the dura mater (the tough outer membrane of the central nervous system) and the skull. The dura mater also covers the spine, so epidural bleeds may also occur in the spinal column. Often due to trauma, the condition is potentially deadly because the buildup of blood may increase pressure in the intracranial space and compress delicate brain tissue. The condition is present in one to three percent of head injuries. Between 15 and 20% of patients with epidural hematomas die of the injury.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136521792
  • 9786136521794