Intracranial Hemorrhage (ICH)

Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is a kind of bleeding located inside the skull or cranium. Its symptoms include severe headache, tingling, numbness, weakness, loss of balance and/or coordination, lethargy, sleepiness, and stupor. Also, those with this condition may have problems regarding swallowing, vision, speaking, writing, reading, and/or understanding. Severe stages may lead to paralysis or coma. ICH is a serious medical emergency due to the buildup of blood which may increase intracranial pressure that may crush brain tissue or cause a lack of blood supply. This is often caused by physical trauma or a ruptured aneurysm. ICH can be generally classified as intra-axial (within the brain) or extra-axial (within the skull but outside the brain). A definitive diagnosis is done through CT scan or MRI scan .

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