Cerebral hemorrhage: causes and symptoms

Written by: Dr. Carlos Ruiz-Ocaña Montalvo
Published: | Updated: 10/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

A cerebral hemorrhage is the accumulation of blood in an intracranial area that affects the brain that is in the vicinity by a compression mechanism.


The causes can be traumatic or spontaneous.

In the most common are spontaneous hypertension, taking anticoagulants or existence of a vascular malformation just breakin.

The traumatic there are 2 main types: epidurals are very urgent to operate and due to arterial rupture after skull fracture or subdural bleeding that are a vein, slow but steady and can expect more surgery time, according the condition of the patient, which is what truly makes the indication.


The symptoms are usually headache and loss of strength in the limbs opposite to the area of injury or language impairments. If bleeding is very large it is accompanied by altered level of consciousness that can reach the neurological coma.


Treatment is customized for each patient and each type of hemorrhage, but most of the time you need to operate and suck blood, but there is no general rule.

Then you have to rehabilitate the sequels, if any, and monitor blood pressure.

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Dr. Carlos Ruiz-Ocaña Montalvo

By Dr. Carlos Ruiz-Ocaña Montalvo
Neurological Surgery

Dr. Ruiz-Ocaña Montalvo is Doctor "cum laude" from the Complutense University of Madrid and a specialist in neurosurgery since 1979. After obtaining a place by opposition in the department of neurosurgery at the Hospital de la Princesa, maintained a constant and intense activity care, public and private (Group Ruber) at the same time you spent some time getting square Teaching Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Complutense University of Madrid. After being hired by the Clinical Hospital of Madrid as Section Head and stay in that position for eight years, he decided to devote himself exclusively to private medicine as Chief of Neurosurgery at the Ruber International Hospital since 2001. He currently combines his clinical work with teaching, He is professor at the European University of Madrid, in addition to hold the post of President of the Spanish Society of Neurosurgery.

Since 2006 he joined the University Hospital of Madrid Chiron exclusive dedication in order to stay in hospital and technical forefront constant innovation.

Although he is an expert in all fields of neurosurgery, it is extremely advanced techniques in spinal surgery, in addition to the cranial base tumors, surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and epilepsy. In recent years it has developed techniques for column endoscopy and for the treatment of pituitary processes.

His team has brought together a group of experts in child neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and surgical treatment of epilepsy, while in the background his human qualities.

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