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What experts say about blood clots on brain

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • October 8, 2013 - 3:40 PM

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez underwent surgery Tuesday to relieve a subdural hematoma causing pressure on her brain. Here are some details about this condition:

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SYMPTOMS: Depending on the size and location, a hematoma may cause confusion; memory loss; difficulty speaking, swallowing or walking; drowsiness; headaches; seizures; or weakness or numbness of the arms, legs or face.

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DIAGNOSIS: Problem can be discovered when doctors check patient's balance, coordination, mental functions, sensation and strength. But because symptoms are often subtle, computer scan of head or magnetic resonance imaging exam may be necessary.

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