What Is a Subdural Hematoma? When there is a collection of blood outside of the brain’s surface just beneath the skull, it leads to a subdural hematoma. The outermost layer of the brain is known as the dura, and bleeding is said to occur just in between the dura and the arachnoid, which is the next layer.
The person may appear normal for days after a head injury, and subdural hematoma can occur gradually. It can be a confusing state and the person becomes unconscious several days later. Symptoms include: headache, confusion, change in behavior, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, lethargy, weakness, apathy, and seizures.
A contusion is a type of hematoma in which blood has escaped from ruptured capillaries and is interspersed into surrounding tissue, usually due to trauma. A bruise is a layman's term for the discoloration of blood seen through the skin, usually but not exclusively a contusion.
A neurosurgeon says there is one distinguishing feature between a migraine headache and chronic subdural hematoma head pain. Chances are, if you have a chronic subdural hematoma, you might remember in your recent history getting hit on the head or bumping your head hard on something.
" your daughter is having hematoma formation at injury site,I advise you to apply cold compresses over injured area.give her paracetamol for pain relief.and watch for warning signs like..altered behavior. vomiting.any bleeding from ear,nose for at least 24 hours.