Intracranial Hemorrhage

Bleeding inside the skull or cranium. Bleeding around the brain without additional description is called cerebral hemorrhage. Bleeding within the brain is called intracerebral hemorrhage. Bleeding caused by a blood vessel in the brain that has leaked or ruptured into the CSF, particularly from an aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation, is called a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Intracranial hemorrhage may be spontaneous, traumatic, or associated with other forms of pathology such as tumors, stroke, or infection. On the whole these are descriptive terms not intended, necessarily, to designate the case of the hemorrhage.

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