Intraparenchymal hemorrhage, a description and symptoms related to this brain injury.
Intraparenchymal hemorrhage/cerebral contusion describes bleeding into the brain tissue itself. The injury can be in the form of a bruise or concussion. We are all aware of the dangers of concussion verses contusions on the brain. The severity dictates the type of injury suffered. Obviously if the concussion is severe, the patient can feel sleepy, lose consciousness or actually lose brain function. If the patient suffered a contusion, then the symptoms often can be the same, but the injury needs to be monitored to assure no more serious injuries or symptoms develop. If the injury is too severe, surgical options sometimes must be considered.