Dear Nurses

Friday, September 12, 2008

EPIDURAL VS. SUBDURAL BLEEDING AND HEMATOMA


Many of you may have taken care of a patient with an epidural or subdural bleed and not fully understood the mechanism of injury.
An epidural bleed is an arterial bleed, which may occur following fall or other trauma.
The meningeal artery (behind the ear) is known to be a common site.
A subdural bleed, on the other hand, is a venous bleed, and may be either acute
or chronic..... 
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