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Epidural vs subdural hematoma- epidural space contains meningeal ARTERIES. Subdural space traversed by bridging VEINS.

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Epidural hematoma - hemorrhage between skill & dura Subdural hematoma - hemorrhage between dura & arachnoid

Epidural Hematoma - bleeding between the skull and the dura mater [outer layer of the brain]. Caused by a skull fracture that ruptures an artery. Blood accumulates inside and presses against the brain. This will increase the ICP. This is what happens with this type of injury- injury [you get knocked on side of the head], loss of consciousness, recovery period [wake up], you continue bleeding inside [can’t compensate any longer, ICP increases], you pass out again [neuro changes occur.] Thi

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Traumatic brain injury-Subdural hematoma- Epidural hemaatoma. The same patient also had bilateral subdural hematomas, which were partially evacuated through burr holes.

Illustration of epidural hematoma in Medical Illustration Atlas and Epitome of Traumatic Fractures and Dislocations, Heinrich Helferich, Joseph Colt Bloodgood (1902), p. 97 #anatomy #skull #medicaldiagram

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