Epidural Hematoma, what type of brain injury is it and what symptoms occur?
Epidural hematoma is a bleeding that develops between the dura and the skull. This small space can fill with blood or clotted bleeding that naturally increases pressure on the brain by causing pressure to the dura itself. Epidural hematoma is not brain injury but bleeding can cause brain injury. Typical epidural hemorrhages occur when a blow is delivered to the temple or side of the head where blood vessels pass close to the skull surface. When you have a temple headache, you rub the temple to relieve it. You are rubbing the tissue surrounding these blood vessels. If the blow is sufficiently strong to cause the artery to bleed, then a hemorrhage can occur.