Swelling may raise pressure within the skull (intracranial pressure) and may block the flow of oxygen to the brain.
The baby's brain hits the back of the skull if the child is thrown with even mild force and intracranial bleeding can result.
SAH, mostly due to rupture of an intracranial aneurysm, accounts for a quarter of cerebrovascular deaths.
Seizures and focal neurological deficits were the main clinical features observed in patients with intracranial cavernous angiomas.
It has been well established that narcotics given to conscious patients with some degree of intracranial decompensation will cause a rise in intracranial pressure.