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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is acute epidural blood?

Acute epidural bleed or epidural hematoma is when bleeding occurs between the outer membrane covering the brain (dura mater) and the skull. Most common cause is head injury with skull fracture accompanied by an injury to an artery.

Symptoms of acute epidural blood

  • Injury to the head

  • Losing consciousness

  • My brain is not functioning right now

  • Pain over the temples

  • Neck pain or stiffness

  • Headache

Questions your doctor may ask to check for acute epidural blood

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose acute epidural blood

  • Did you hit your head?

  • Have you currently regained consciousness after temporarily losing consciousness?

  • Do you have problems focusing or a reduced sense of awareness in your surroundings?

  • Do you have pain around your temples?

  • Do you have neck pain or stiffness?

Treatment for acute epidural blood

This is a dangerous, life-threatening emergency. In most cases, the doctor will recommend surgery to remove an epidural hematoma.

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