Cerebral Compression

Cerebral Compression is where there is pressure on the brain caused by swelling or bleeding and is a serious condition. The swelling can be due to a build-up of blood within the skull or swelling of injured brain tissues.

Cerebral compression is usually caused by a head injury but it can also be caused by a stroke, brain tumour or infection.

Cerebral compression can occur immediately after a head injury or after a few hours.

Signs and symptoms:
•   Change in personality
•   Deteriorating levels of consciousness
•   Noisy breathing which becomes slow
•   An intense headache
•   Vomiting
•   Drowsiness
•   Pulse is slow but strong
•   Unequal pupils
•   Weakness or paralysis down one side of the body
•   Tiredness and evidence of injury.