What Type Of Brain Hemorrhage Causes Pinpoint Pupils?

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Definition

An extradural hemorrhage is bleeding between the inside of the skull and the outer covering of the brain (called the "dura").


Alternative Names

Extradural hematoma; Epidural hematoma


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

An extradural hemorrhage is often caused by a skull fracture during childhood or adolescence. This type of bleeding is more common in young people because the membrane covering the brain is not as firmly attached to the skull as it is in older people.

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