An intracranial hemorrhage is a type of head injury that involves bleeding inside the skull. The term intracranial refers to the location of the bleeding being inside the cranium. Hemorrhage refers to blood leaving the blood vessels. When blood collects outside the blood vessels, hematomas are created. Intracranial hemorrhages occur when a blood vessel inside the skull is damaged, resulting in rupture or leaking. In the setting of athletic competition, this can occur when a significant mechanical force is applied to the head. ...

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