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Doctor insights on: Burr Hole Evacuation Of Subdural Hematoma

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Hematoma (Definition)

A scalp hematoma is a condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Scalp hematomas usually resolve without treatment. They are more common in babies who needed vacuum-assisted deliveries, because vacuum on a baby's scalp can cause ...Read more


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I have burr hole : subdural hematoma can anyone help , what to do?

Subdural hematoma: I assume you have the bur hole as the subdural hematoma was treated? If your follow up CT scan was negative for hematoma then you are cleared. If there is still a hematoma causing pressure on the brain then you need to speak to the neurosurgeon that did the procedure about further treatment. ...Read more

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I had burr-hole surgery for a subdural hematoma in 2004. I've had a good recovery except for persistent upper-body weakness. Is this outcome normal?

I had burr-hole surgery for a subdural hematoma in 2004. I've had a good recovery except for persistent upper-body weakness. Is this outcome normal?

Possibly: Motor acquired as a result of your subdue all hematoma was probably related to the trauma causing the hemorrhage or to increased intracranial pressure. It is not uncommon for motor weakness acquired at the time of your trauma and surgery to be permanent. ...Read more

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I had a spontaneous subdural hematoma resulting in a successful crani and evacuation of the hematoma. How common is it to have a reocurrance ?

Depends on cause: Trauma is the more common cause for subdurals. Bleeding disorders are another common cause. Anticoagulant use may lead to subdurals. In rare cases no cause can be found. Recurrence depends on the cause and the awareness of risks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about subdural hematoma?

SDH: A subdural hematoma typically occurs from bridging cortical veins being torn causing blood to accumulate on the surface of the brain under the dural covering of the brain. Trauma is the most common cause. In the elderly, even relatively minor head trauma can cause a sdh. Surgery is often used to evacuate the hematoma. ...Read more

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Will subdural hematoma kill me?

Depends: The mechanism of injury, size and location determine any consequences of a subdural hematoma. Neurosurgical consultation is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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Will a subdural hematoma kill me?

It can: If left untreated. Small subdural can be left alone, particularly if they do not cause pressure on the brain or cause symptoms such as a headache. Larger subdurals need to be drained because of pressure on the brain. They should also be monitored to make sure they are not groing. Prevention of the primary cause should be undertaken too. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a subdural hematoma from reoccuring?

Stop hitting head: A subdural hematoma is usually a result of trauma. There is rupture of blood vessels just beneath the dura that causes a blood clot. This can dissolve to a fluid collection with a membrane. Usually this resolves and is of no significance. Rare cases rebleed or even grow, particularly if there is repeated trauma. ...Read more

Subdural Hematoma (Definition)

A subdural hematoma (sdh) occurs between the brain and the lining of the brain- the dura. It can accumulate and cause pressure on the brain. Surgery is frequently done ...Read more