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What is an intracranial hematoma and how is it treated?

When you are involved in a car accident, your head might be flung around. In some cases, your head might strike objects in the vehicle. This can lead to a host of head injuries. One of the injuries that might occur is an intracranial hematoma. This can be a life-threatening injury if it isn't treated right away.

What is an intracranial hematoma?

An intracranial hematoma is a ruptured blood vessel that is causing blood to pool in between the brain and the skull. This puts pressure on the brain and can lead to very serious brain injuries. These injuries are classified by the area in which they occur.

How is an intracranial hematoma diagnosed?

Imaging is used to diagnose an intracranial hematoma. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography are the most common imaging types that are used. On these images, the medical staff is looking for pools of blood that are pressing on the brain.

How is an intracranial hematoma treated?

The treatment that is necessary depends largely on the location and severity of the bleed. Medications might be suitable for minor intracranial hematomas. Surgery is usually necessary for more serious intracranial hematomas. The ultimate goal of all treatments is to relieve the pressure that the pool of blood is putting on the brain.

Diagnosing and treating an intracranial hematoma can be costly. That is only part of the financial damage that this injury can cause. You might have to miss work or seek specialized care. You might be able to recoup some of the costs of this injury if you seek compensation for the injury.

Source: Merck Manual Consumer Version, "Intracranial Hematomas," James E. Wilberger, MD and Derrick A. Dupre, MD, accessed Jan. 15, 2016

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