Epidural Hematoma

Epidural hematomas are a type of head injury involving bleeding into the space between the skull and the dura, the outermost layer of the protective structures surrounding the brain. They can occur as a sports injury when a traumatic force applied to the head is sufficient to cause a deformity of the skull and damage to the underlying middle meningeal artery. The high pressure of the blood coming from the arterial circulation causes the dura to separate from the skull, creating the classic lens shape hematoma that can expand ...

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