Path 2 Quiz 5
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What is a subdural hematoma? (TQ)
rupture of the bridging veins in the brain caused by a sudden change in the velocity of the brain w/ respect to the cranial vault (blow to head- slipping on ice, sports injury)
Why is the spread of blood slow due to a subdural hematoma? (TQ)
Due to the decreased pressure in veins as compared to arteries
How long before major symptoms develop after a subdural hematoma?
Why does the pt come across as "silly or childish" after a subdural hematoma
- Leakage of blood into the gray matter of brain may cause "poisoning" of the tissues
- Multiple hematomas can lead to decreased brain maturity
Signs of subdural hematoma
- Non-communicating hydrocephalus
- (similar to epidural hematoma)
Subdural hematomas predispose the pt to ___________
subarachnoid hemorrhagic stroke
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