A 52-year-old female asked:
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if you go to the emergency room with 6cm subdural hematoma, is this something that could have start forming a day or two prior to the trip to emergenc

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Dr. Adam Hebb
Dr. Adam Hebb answered
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Usually subdural hematomas start when there is a traumatic injury, and the subdural can enlarge over the course of 1-2 days.
Answered on Apr 5, 2014
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Possibly: Usually a subdural hematoma starts after the head injury (ie. Fall). If the vessel that tears is small, it may slowly seep and the sdh grows over time, maybe over a day or two. Typically, sdh grows rather quickly, compressing the brain and causing a neurosurgical emergency.
Answered on Sep 8, 2013

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