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Intracranial Hemorrhage

  • Jarrah Ali Al-Tubaikh

Abstract

Intracranial hemorrhage is a condition characterized by the presence of free blood within the cranium. The free blood can be collected in the epidural space, sub-dural space, subarachnoid space, intrabrain parenchyma, or intraventricular spaces.

Intracranial hemorrhage can be caused by head trauma, anticoagulants use, ruptured aneurysms, vascular malformations, and hypertension. The most common areas of intracranial hemorrhage are the temporo-parietal region and the cerebellum. Native, nonenhanced CT is the diagnostic modality of choice as an initial diagnostic modality to detect intracranial bleeding.

Keywords

Intracranial Hemorrhage Subdural Hematoma Epidural Hematoma Posterior Horn Chronic Subdural Hematoma 
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  • Jarrah Ali Al-Tubaikh

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