Intracerebral hemorrhages in children are generally caused by abnormal vascular formations or blood clots. Adults or children may acquire an intracranial hemorrhage from a range of causes:
Adults are more likely to have an intracranial hemorrhage caused by hypertension.
Intracranial hemorrhage symptoms occur due to the lack of oxygen to the brain cells leading to the cells’ death and the disruption of nerve cell function — causing a stroke.
Head injury symptoms may be immediate or can take weeks to form. Other symptoms may include
If your symptoms are indicative of an intracranial hemorrhage, seek emergency medical services right away.
Diagnosis of an intracranial hemorrhage will begin in the emergency room, including a review of your medical history, a physical exam, your symptoms, and your current medications. Diagnostic testing may include:
Depending on the cause, size and location of the bleeding, and other factors, patients may be treated medically or in combination with endovascular techniques and surgical procedures to halt the bleeding, remove the hematoma and alleviate pressure on the brain.
No one treatment covers all intracranial hemorrhages. Our highly trained neurosurgeons and interventional radiologists work together as part of a leading multidisciplinary team. At our Long Island and New York locations, you will have a team of brain specialists to provide the most advanced cerebrovascular and neurosurgical techniques treatment of intracranial hemorrhage, including intracerebral hemorrhages and ischemic strokes.
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