The brain is contained within the rigid bony skull that offers protection against head injuries. It is also surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid that allows the brain to float, offering buoyancy and minimising sliding movements within the skull. Despite this, the brain can be injured when exposed to significant impacts to the head.
Cranial trauma conditions cover a wide range of entities: Minor closed head injuries, concussion, bleeding within the skull (‘intracranial haemorrhage’) – which can be located in different spaces between the skull and brain, bruising / bleeding in the brain (‘contusions’ or ‘intra-parenchymal haemorrhage or haematoma’), diffuse axonal or shearing type injuries.
Learn about some of the cranial trauma conditions treated at Eminence Neurosurgery, including: