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Symptoms of subarachnoid haemorrhage?

Rapid onset severe headache, vomiting, coma, neck stiffness.


What is the main causes of a subarachnoid hemorrhage

saccular aneurysms in the circle of willis


How do you manage subarachnoid hemorrhage?

bed rest, supportive treatment, referral to neuro


What are the main causes of subdural hematoma?

mostly head injury but can be spontaneous


symptoms of subdural?

slow deteroration of consciousness. Headache, drowsiness, confusion, hemiparesis, sensory loss


symptoms of extradural?

loss of consicousness, followed by lucid interval of recovery and then development of a progressive hemiparesis and stupor, ipsilateral pupil dilation. Respiratory arrest and tetraplegia will occur eventually