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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

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Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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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. The most common cause is a 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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Reviewed By:

Maxwell J. Nanes

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Shohei Harase

Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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