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
• Pulse is slow but strong
• Unequal pupils
• Weakness or paralysis down one side of the body
• Tiredness and evidence of injury.